30/03/17 - SEP Rugby Scheme
On Wednesday 29th March 2017, some of the year 8 boys travelled to St Paul's to compete in a Rugby 7's match as part of the Shared Education Signature Project Rugby Scheme.
Since Halloween, boys have been attending training at St Paul's and have received coaching from Ulster Rugby coaches. To begin with, some of the boys had never played rugby before and since then have developed a range of skills and a good understanding of the game.
The squad consisted of Jack Cully, James Hamilton, Ben Armstrong, Samuel Gass, Jamie Nesbitt, Bradley Smyton & Daniel Porter.
The match was well fought and there were very impressive phases of play from both sides. The Newtownhamilton boys put on an excellent performance and showed great determination throughout. In the end they won the match 34-24.
Tries were scored by Bradley Smyton (2), Daniel Porter, Jamie Nesbitt (2) & James Hamilton.