U17 2017-2018 End of Season Report

U17 2017-2018 End of Season Report

A difficult season for many reasons but as ever seeing the boys playing Rugby and importantly enjoying it made up for any difficulties we had. Under 17’s teams have historically been difficult to maintain as the demands of school, part time work and girls take their toll. However we were determined to keep the age
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U17  2016-17  Season Review

U17 2016-17 Season Review

This past season has been a difficult one with only the Herts/Middlesex league to compete in, albeit in the top division, but that providing only six fixtures. Also with there being no u17’s Beds Cup competition the number and quality of friendly fixtures was therefore always going to be an important issue. The squad size
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Ampthill  U17   Bedfordshire Colts County Cup Winners 2017

Ampthill U17 Bedfordshire Colts County Cup Winners 2017

Ampthill u17’s went into this Bedfordshire Colts County Cup final against Luton Rugby Club Colts with three players from the u18’s included in the squad to provide cover and experience in a number of positions. As the players warmed up prior to kick off the difference in the age and size between the two sides
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Bishop Stortford v Ampthill U17

Bishop Stortford v Ampthill U17

Following the u17s convincing 46 points to nil home victory over Ruislip in the Herts/Middx league the previous Sunday the lads were the now visitors to Bishops Stortford for their next top of the league match. A 30 minute delay to the kick off time was not helpful as both sides were kept waiting on
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Ampthill u17s beat Peterborough RFC 29-18

Ampthill u17s beat Peterborough RFC 29-18

Ampthill u17s got their season back on track with a good win and a solid performance against a Peterborough RFC Colts side. This fixture followed a number of weeks with matches being postponed by opposing clubs. Ampthill were due to play Daventry RFC in an East Midlands cup quarter final on Sunday but Daventry conceded
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U17  Ampthill sting Wasps  67 – 0

U17 Ampthill sting Wasps 67 – 0

Ampthill sting Wasps A bright, but very cold morning saw Ampthill u17’s host Wasps for this friendly fixture. Ampthill welcomed centre Tom James, TJ, a new player to their squad who had only trained with them at the previous Thursdays session. Nevertheless TJ was soon into the fray with the opening try after just 4
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U17  Ampthill 31 – 26 London Welsh  HML

U17 Ampthill 31 – 26 London Welsh HML

AMPTHILL U17S CELTIC TRIUMPH Early morning torrential downpours had put this Herts/Middlesex top division league fixture in doubt but the rain stopped and the sun appeared in time for Ampthill u17s to welcome London Welsh u17s to Dillingham Park for a rare meeting between these two sides. Ampthill got off to a bad start when
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Fullerians  5 – 43  Ampthill U17

Fullerians 5 – 43 Ampthill U17

Travelling down to Fullerians in Watford for this game on a bright breezy morning. Ampthill U17s went into their opening Herts/Middx. League game of the season with great anticipation for the season to come and in a confident mood following their early season preparation and good friendly matches. Though with Lewis Sharp out for a
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Ampthill U17 v Hertford Colts

Ampthill U17 v Hertford Colts

Ampthill U17s followed up their narrow loss to Peterborough with another very strong friendly fixture, this time against Hertford. A’s started down the slope and were soon a converted try down following good work from the Hertford forwards forcing their way through some poor defending. Into their stride Ampthill opened their scoring with A’s inside
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U17 End Of Season Report 2015-2016

U17 End Of Season Report 2015-2016

Nationally, this age group is notorious for players leaving rugby and pursuing other options. We started the season with 24 players, but were soon struggling to get 18 to turn up to matches. We even played one match with only 12 players. Luckily, we have quite a lot of strength in depth and it is
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End of Season Report 2014 – 2015

End of Season Report 2014 – 2015

Well what a year that was, as we see the lads once again winning the East Midlands Cup and close runners up in the league. Whilst we have had a few disappointments along the way we should be rightly proud of what this group of young men achieved in a year when commitments outside of
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1st March 2015  Nottingham Corsairs

1st March 2015 Nottingham Corsairs

Nottingham Corsairs 19 v Ampthill 17
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1 February 2015   Old Albanians  HML

1 February 2015 Old Albanians HML

Old Albanians 5 v 0 Ampthill
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4th January 2015 – Brentwood

4th January 2015 – Brentwood

Ampthill 57 v 7 Brentwood (Friendly)
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HML U17’s Div. 1 2014 – 15

HML U17’s Div. 1 2014 – 15

Herts Middlesex Junior League
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21 December 2014 – Oundle

21 December 2014 – Oundle

Oundle 0 v 5 Ampthill
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16th Nov Bishops Stortford

16th Nov Bishops Stortford

Bishops Stortford 5 – 38 Ampthill Bishops Stortford v Ampthill 16th November 2014 HML Div 1 On a misty November morning, Ampthill travelled to Bishops Stortford (average house price £315,333) for this season’s second match in the HML league. Ampthill were quick off the blocks, and were 7-0 up within 5 minutes after Spurr took the inside pop
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12th Oct Ampthill 35 v 0 Oundle – Friendly

12th Oct Ampthill 35 v 0 Oundle – Friendly

Ampthill hosted Oundle (average house price £247,189) on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. I forgot to get a prediction from our regular pre-match pundit Russell Spurr, so in true journalistic style I have made one up. ‘I forsee a tough match with Ampthill coming out worthy winners’ said Russell – and once again he was unerringly
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28th Sept Ampthill 14 v 14 Hitchin – Friendly

28th Sept Ampthill 14 v 14 Hitchin – Friendly

Ampthill hosted Hitchin on an unseasonably warm and sultry afternoon. Our pre-match pundit Russell Spur, sitting decisively on the fence, divined that the match ‘would be 50/50’, and his incisive declaration turned out to be surprisingly accurate. The first half was scoreless. Hitchin were well organised and committed, Ampthill had plenty of possession, but squandered
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21st Sept HML Div 1 : Chess Valley 0 – 62 Ampthill

21st Sept HML Div 1 : Chess Valley 0 – 62 Ampthill

Ampthill travelled to the impoverished suburb of Croxley Green, where the average semi sells for a paltry £404,412, and you can pick up something detached for as little as £745,000. The sun was shining but it was a little chilly, this was exacerbated by a long wait as the kick-off was delayed until 11.30 to
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