First home game against Rugby St Andrews
Newbold’s Under 11s are pictured in their new kit, kindly donated by main sponsor HBL Nicad Batteries (UK) Ltd. Their shirts were presented by the company director Chris Deakin.
For their first home game Newbold entertained very experienced U11s team from Rugby St Andrews. Newbold impressed with huge tackles from Luca, Liam and Santos. Newbold were under pressure from a well drilled side and the visitors had to work hard for their tries to win the first game.
The second game allowed every player in the squad to have a turn and some very new and inexperienced boys had their first taste of the contact area. Every one displayed a never surrender attitude and all did themselves proud. Although much closer than the first game, Newbold were just a couple of tries short.
The third and final game was a much more closely contested afair. Newbold’s speed merchants found their legs and tries started to come thick and fast, firstly Luca with a powerful and speedy run down the wing, then James found his speed covering the length of the field and he was quickly followed by Calum with another long run ending the game all square.
The team has continued to develop and bond and Newbold are still looking for more players to strengthen our squad yet further with the hope of fielding under 10s and under 11s teams before the end of the season.