This season has been a bitter, sweet experience for all involved. Initial
membership to the squad was very promising with 28 boys signing up to play.
This was an increase on the previous season and would allow us to rotate the
squad throughout the planned games. Unfortunately, the reality of available
players on a week by week basis did not match the original forecast. The reality
was that we only had a regular squad of 21 players to choose from. This may
have been a smaller squad than predicted, but the quality within the team was of
the highest standard.
30 games had been scheduled for the season, which included East Midland
league, HML league and various cup tournaments. This schedule allowed plenty
of rugby for all the squad.
The HML was very successful played 6, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 1. Final position 2nd.
East Midland league played 3, won 2, lost 1. We were then advised that the two
remaining teams were refusing to play us because we were playing players with
Just like previous seasons the squad went from strength to strength. All the hard
work undertaken in the off season had paid dividends and this team were now a
team to be taken seriously.
All in all this had been a very successful season even though we did not achieve
any silver ware. Well done to all the players, the parents for their support and
the coaches for all their hard work.
Representation honors were as follows:
Bedford County – 5 selected (Jack Saunders, Liam Herd, Shay Howes, Albert
Willoughby and Jake Bird)
East Midland – 3 selected (Harry Hall, Will Burns and Evan Taylor)
Hope fully this squad will make the transition into the under 17 system and
reach the potential they have been threatening to achieve