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U11 Rugby team - National Champions!

The Croft U11 Rugby team has been crowned National Champions, after winning the Lexus National Schools' Rugby Tournament (NSRT) Finals at Epsom College, on Sunday 3 March.  The team had reached the Finals by qualifying in a regional event held at Bristol Grammar School in November.

After dominating their pool group, winning all 3 matches, The Croft beat The New Beacon School, Feltonfleet School and QEGS Wakefield on their way to the Final against St George’s College, Weybridge. This was a very tight affair, with The Croft scoring the solitary try of the match to win 5-0.

Mr Marcus Cook, Headmaster and U11 Coach, said, It has been my privilege to work with this group of boys since they were in Year 3 and to see them crowned National Champions is a fitting way for them to finish their time at The Croft.  They have always been a special team, not because of their ability, but because they listened, wanted to improve and would play for each other. To play in the finals and not concede a try in any match is a truly remarkable achievement, one the boys should be very proud of! They are a credit, not just to themselves, but to their families and The Croft School. Well done, boys!"