Rugby has continued to grow at Quest, especially in KS3, where Years 7 and 8 have endured a tiring term with one or two rugby fixtures each week. Although some year groups have been far busier than others due to fixture cancellation and mock exams, rugby has been an emphatic part of the spring term.

The busiest of our teams was the year 8s who had their first experience of rugby 7s when they attended an all-day festival at Trinity School. They also had a standout win against Carshalton Boys where they won convincingly 40-15.

Like our Year 8 team, the Year 7s have enjoyed participating in pitch up n play festivals at St John’s School: a brilliant opportunity for our newest crop of rugby talent to learn the game and develop their skills.

Sadly, due to cancellations, the Year 9s have not had as many fixtures as the rest of our KS3 teams, although they have continued to excel on the football pitch.

Lastly, our Year 10/11 team have not had the same degree of fixtures due to mock exams, though they have managed to take to the field and put in an excellent performance against a very strong Carshalton side and show that there is life in the old dog yet.

Rugby has really started to thrive this last year, with our KS3 team stepping up and driving rugby on at our school. Due to the Covid situation, both Years 7 & 8 started the academic year with little to no rugby knowledge but have come to the end of the rugby season with several solid performances under their belts and an array of fundamental knowledge to develop going forward.

I would like to give a massive hand to every student that has represented The Quest Academy for rugby so far and look forward to spending many more hours listening to their singing in the minibus on away days and developing their skills and love for the game on the training pitch.

There’s one more rugby outing after the Easter break before we bring down the curtain on an extremely successful rugby campaign.

Mr S Torrance
PE Teacher