We are so proud of everyone involved in Trinity Rugby as our U18 Boys 1st XV Rugby team returns from Twickenham, winners of the 2022 National Cup.
They put on a superb display in the final, winning against Kirkham Grammar School 15-10.
Huge congratulations to the team and many thanks to the coaches and the supporters.
Mr Roberts, Head of Rugby, says: “The final at Twickenham was an amazing way to cap off a special season of senior Rugby at Trinity. We started back in July with over 50 students attending preseason sessions at Sandilands and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd team boys were a pleasure to work with all year.
“Whilst we would have loved to be playing in dry conditions at Twickenham, in some ways toughing it out in the rain was the perfect ending. The team and their peers are as closely knit as any team I have ever been a part of, and they had to show that once again in the final.
“To see them win difficult conditions against such tough opposition, with the support of their fellow students, parents and alumni in the stands, will be a memory that lasts a lifetime.The boys have been fantastic all season. I must also thank all the staff, students, parents and others in the Trinity community who have given support to the group this year. The school has a special culture and the boys are a reflection of that.”
“It was fantastic to see the boys perform and manage themselves in what was a highly pressured environment. As a group they kept their composure, worked incredibly hard and as a result got a fantastic win. As a school we pride ourselves on students being involved in multiple sports and seeing the range of skills on display is testament to how this team have adopted this philosophy. To beat an incredibly strong Kirkham outfit tops off a what has been a tough cup run, beating some of the best teams in the country. As a senior rugby programme we set out to create special memories and to provide a vehicle to make better men. I really feel that this group have achieved this goal. It was a fantastic day for the Trinity community and I really hope this achievement inspires all in our community to continue their involvement in all sports,” adds Mr Kench, Director of Sport.
Captain, Archie Pearson, said: “In tough conditions, the whole team matched Kirkham’s immense physicality and put in a performance to be proud of. A win at Twickenham was the best possible end to an awesome Trinity Rugby journey for the upper sixth and hopefully, an experience which the younger members of the team will look to replicate.”
Sixth Form student Isaac Croucher was watching the ‘amazing and emphatic victory’ at Twickenham, comments: “It was an amazing day out for over 300 students who travelled to Twickenham to watch the Finals. The players put on an amazing performance and were resilient right to the very end.”
"The fans were amazing and created a loud and positive atmosphere which encouraged the players on to secure the victory. It's an amazing achievement for the players and especially the school; hopefully more silverware to come!"
Isaac Croucher, Sixth Form supporter
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