All in all, the 2016-17 season was a little disappointing for the Year 8 boys’ team. They played some fantastic rugby at times and should be very proud of their efforts but came up short in some close matches.

What has been really positive is the increased level of interest from the year group with more boys playing this season when compared to last. I am sure that with this increased interest and with a more committed attitude, this team can do very well as we move forward.

There were some excellent individual performances with Javony Whitter and Ibrahim Ouattarra scoring tries at will and exceptional leadership from Bola Noiki, Connor Rumbelow, Nathan Dewsbury and Ali Ghasemi.