Bea­cons­field have a blast on their cup ad­ven­ture

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

HE MAY have missed out on the chance of walk­ing out at Twick­en­ham, but Bea­cons­field RFC U11’s Ash­wyn Jrma in­sists he still loved ev­ery minute of his Land Rover Premier­ship Rugby Cup ex­pe­ri­ence.

Launched dur­ing the 200809 sea­son, the Land Rover Premier­ship Rugby Cup is the first na­tional grass­roots tour­na­ment of­fi­ci­ated by Premier­ship Rugby and run in con­junc­tion with all 12 clubs.

On Satur­day, Sara­cens hosted the third event of the new sea­son, as the top lo­cal U11s and U12 mini rugby teams met at Mill Hill, with the fi­nal for each age group be­ing played next door at Al­lianz Park dur­ing half-time of Sar­ries’ 41-3 Aviva Premier­ship vic­tory over Sale Sharks.

In to­tal, more than 7,000 chil­dren will par­tic­i­pate over the course of the cam­paign as they go in search of a spot in the ‘Pa­rade of Cham­pi­ons’ dur­ing half-time of the Aviva Premier­ship Fi­nal at Twick­en­ham next May.

And while Jrma was not able to lift the U11s Cup for a spot at HQ, the 11-year-old claims the event will still live long in the mem­ory.

“It would have been a re­ally great ex­pe­ri­ence to be on the pitch in front of so many fans,” said the Dave­nies School pupil.

“We had never heard of any­one in our group be­fore, so it’s good to play against a load of new teams, but it was hard to tell how we would do in the tour­na­ment be­cause we don’t know any of the teams.

“We’ve won a tour­na­ments, and they are the high­light of my rugby ca­reer so far.

“If I am good enough I would love to be a pro­fes­sional rugby player.

“I’ve been play­ing since I was six or seven.

“I play as a hooker in the scrum and it’s re­ally in­ter­est­ing. soon we will be able to do line-outs, and I’m look­ing for­ward to that.”

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Bea­cons­field RFC U11s took part in the Land Rover Premier­ship Rugby Cup

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