King’s winning run unbroken
THE King’s School’s rugby conveyor belt is turning over at full speed with the Junior Department U11 team recording an unbeaten season winning all 15 of their fixtures.
In what is being regarded by the King’s rugby staff as one of the best pools of all round young talent in recent years, King’s dismantled their closest rivals with 50 points winning margins against Manchester Grammar, Stockport Grammar and Cheadle Hulme.
Captain and playmaker Ollie Davies controlled the side from fly half with his mercurial running and handling skills setting the tone for a fluid nine man game.
The powerhouse forward platform of Ben Chong, Ollie Jones, Billy Bridgewater, Noah Wolstenholme and Callum Chopping constantly provided top quality ball for live wire scrum half Ollie Carter, with lightning quick three quarters Zac Wright, Edward Roden, Christian Tattum, James Hartley, and top scorer Billy Birkett finding the gaps.
King’s Infants & Junior Department Head of PE Joe Walker said: “The last unbeaten U11 Junior side went on to be unbeaten at under 13 and 14 level. With strong players joining at 11 plus from our sister primary schools across the area we expect them to become a superb first XV and hopefully this pool of talent will realise their full potential too.”
King’s Infant and Junior Division Rugby Coach Mike Walton said: “It has been a pleasure to coach these talented young men throughout their time in the school.
“They have continually strived to improve their performance, both in training and during fixtures, and we wish them every success as they make the transition into Senior Rugby.”
King’s under 11s rugby team went all season unbeaten after winning all 15 of their fixtures