STAFFORD RUFC played host to what turned out to be an exceptional display of rugby during the middle of September.
The District of Stafford Sports Association competition boasted some promising under 15s school teams from all over the district.
All of the teams notched up wins throughout the afternoon which made for a close contest.
Walton High, Sir Graham Balfour, Alleyne’s, and Blessed William Howard all enjoyed their share of the spoils, with the latter two schools managing to grind out two wins each.
But on the day it was King Edward VI who proved too hot to handle. They did not lose a single game and ended the day as U15s District rugby champions.
Throughout the tournament there were some inspiring examples of team work and determination.
There were tries a plenty and some tough contests up front involving the various sets of forwards.
Stafford Rugby Club did a great job preparing the pitches and organising the facilities and created a great platform for rugby.
The event as a whole reflected the increasing standard of rugby across Staffordshire.
"The under 14 boys are up next and we’ll be watching closely for even further improvements and development,” said Steve Glover, Stafford and Stone School Sport Partnership development manager.
“It was a great start to our competitive year. The competition was played in great manner and thanks must be given to Mr Williams from Walton High for organising the competition.”
The event was also the first in which medals, sponsored by the Staffordshire Newsletter, were handed out to both winners and runners up.