The Year 8s had a rugby tournament on 30th September at Cheltenham North Rugby Club. Being put in a very tough pool of Winchcombe, Cleeve B and Tewkesbury A, they beat Cleeve and came third in the pool putting them into the Plate semi-final. Being drawn against a strong big Tewkesbury B side they overcame them and beat them to go into the final against Pittville. The team pulled together battled through all the knocks and scrapes they had picked up and beat Pittville 19-0 to be crowned Plate winners and were all awarded medals and the much coverted Plate trophy.
The team acquitted themselves brilliantly and really showed a lot of heart and desire to achieve their best and represent the Academy. Archy Greenwood was fantastic tackling everybody and getting them to the floor no matter how big they were. Richmond was ferocious and saved the team on numerous occasions with some try saving tackles. Finn Rees and Liam Poppleton ran the ball with lots of speed and strength always getting over the line. A front row of Archie Lillis, Oscar Mort and Dan Hicks pulling together and pushing teams back on the scrums. We are so proud of them all, this is our first bit of silverware for All Saints' Academy this year.