IT HAS been a season to savour for the Prince Henry’s High School year nine rugby team who have enjoyed an excellent campaign that has seen them finish runners-up in the Bromsgrove 7s Plate final, reach the Midlands Cup semi-final and win the District Cup.
The team made a flying start by winning their first four fixtures and the boys have finished the season having lost only two of the 15 games played.
A large part of the team’s success has been down to the competition for places, as over 28 different players have represented the school side throughout the campaign.
The team should also be commended for their commitment to training sessions throughout the season as, despite poor weather conditions, attendance was always good.
Playing the Midlands Cup semi-final at Coventry RFC was a highlight, although unfortunately the fixture resulted in defeat for Prince Henry’s.
Despite this setback, the team rallied and came together to win the District Cup final 34-7 against Chase High School.
In a gritty performance under floodlights at Bromsgrove RFC, the quality of the Prince Henry’s attack was too much for the opposition defence to cope with.
There have been some outstanding individual performances throughout the season and, although it is difficult to choose, Ben Holland has been named player of the season.
The dedication, hard work, commitment and success of this year gives the team every confidence there will be more good news to report next season.