21 September 2021

Last Wednesday, the Under 13A squad took part in the Dragon School Festival. The aim of the day was for the boys (and coaches) to gain as much match experience as possible, at this early stage of the season.

In their opening game versus Dragon B, our boys got off to a tremendous start scoring four tries in succession early in the first half. The script continued in the second half as Abingdon Prep ran out eventual winners by seven tries to nil.

Our next game was against the eventual undefeated team, Bedford. Although we performed gamely we suffered a four try to nil defeat against an outstanding team. Bedford operated a really solid and well organised defence. Their pressure made it very difficult to create any clear cut scoring opportunities.

The game against Caldicott A was a much closer encounter and was a game of two halves. However, we ran out eventual winners by five tries to two.

A comfortable victory against Caldicott B completed a very enjoyable and insightful afternoon. The Under 13s are exciting when in possession and capable of scoring from anywhere with the forceful running of our forwards and electric pace outside in the backs. However, our defence is certainly an area that we will be working on over the next few weeks.


vs. Dragon ‘B’ – Won 35 – 0
vs. Bedford – Lost 0 – 20
vs. Caldicott ‘A’ – Won 25 – 10
vs. Caldicott ‘B’ – Won 25 – 5

Under 13 A Squad:

Henry, Edward, Justin, James, Conor, Coman, Oliver, William, Alex, Seb, Zach, Freddie, Oliver, Dylan

Tries: Zach (7), Conor (3), Seb (2), James (2), William (1), Oliver (1) and Alex (1)

Man of the Tournament: Zach

Man of Steel: Conor

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