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U14/U16 EAST BOYS & GIRLS SCHOOL 7s RUGBY GALA DAY

GALA DAY PHOTO

The U14/U16 Boys & Girls 7s Rugby East Gala Day was held at Moorabbin Rugby Club this week with 17 teams from 9 schools participating throughout the day.

We would like to congratulate all participating schools in what was an exciting day of rugby 7s. What was particularly pleasing was the participation of schools who previously had not been involved with rugby in any formal capacity.

Contesting the U14’s boy’s Grand Final were Fountain Gate SC and Westall SC which provided many a highlight and a combination of individual and team brilliance. The final proved to be a high scoring affair with Fountain Gate SC doubling down on their earlier win in the pool stages with a further victory.

In the U14 girl’s Grand Final it was exciting to see a mix of players ranging from those who have been involved in rugby for many years with those who had laced up the boots for the first time. The speed of the game was matched only by the physicality with Fountain Gate SC’s prowess eventually proving too much for St Francis Xavier.

In the U16 boy’s, early favourites Fountain Gate SC, were dominant through the pool stages and this form continued through to the final. Camberwell High School however, proved to be the surprise package of the day pushing Fountain Gate SC all the way in the final and providing enough evidence to suggest that come the State Championships they could possibly go one step further.

The U16 girl’s competition exhibited an enthusiastic approach to the game with a number of players seemingly indicating an ability to play at the high level. The teams that finished the day in the top half of the pool deservedly progressed through to the State Championships and will provide strong representation for the eastern region.

Testament to Fountain Gate SC’s dedication to growing the game of rugby within their school and community we would like to recognise and congratulate them on winning all four divisions of the Eastern Gala Day and wish them all the best in their preparation for the State Championships.

As we look ahead to the West Girls Gala Day we wish this week’s winners and runners-up all the best as they progress through to the State Championship Finals to be held at Moorabbin Rugby Club on the 6th September.

On behalf of the Development Team we would like to thank all staff, referees and Noble Park SC volunteers who helped with the running of the day and particularly extend our gratitude to the schools, teachers and players for participating in this event.

 

RESULTS:

U14 BOYS

1st: Fountain Gate SC

2nd: Westall Secondary College

3rd: Hampton Park SC

4th: Thomastown SC

 

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC 35 v Westall Secondary College 17

 

U16 BOYS

1st: Fountain Gate SC

2nd: Camberwell High School

3rd: Hampton Park SC

4th: Mentone Grammar 1

5th: Mentone Grammar 2

6th: Emerson School

 

Qualifying Final: Camberwell High School 28 v Hampton Park SC 10

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC 14 v Camberwell High School 5

 

U14 GIRLS

1st: Fountain Gate SC

2nd: St Francis Xavier

3rd: Hampton Park SC

4th: Noble Park Secondary College

 

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC 24 v St Francis Xavier 0

 

U16 GIRLS

1st: Fountain Gate SC 1

2nd: Hampton Park SC

3rd: Fountain Gate SC 2

 

State Champ Qualifiers: Fountain Gate SC 1 & Hampton Park SC