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COLTS RUGBY – Season review 2015-2016

 

COLTS RUGBY – Season review 2015-2016

 

Alan James

 

Colts Competitions Chairman

 

 

 

I am pleased to report, for the first time in recent years, an upturn both in player numbers and Clubs running Colt’s sides within the County.  This has been accredited to the changes made at the beginning of the season to exclude U19’s from all Competitions.

 

 

 

Despite this seasons awful weather, majority of all matches took place, no mean feat by my colleagues in      The North West Colt’s League, well done to you all!

 

 

 

When reporting success it is easy to forget other teams who have fought a long and hard season, without victories. One such team was Oldham, despite a valiant effort, only managed one Win all season, these players were a credit to their Club and should be applauded, many of whom will continue playing next season for the Clubs senior sides.

 

 

 

Our Clubs/Sides did extremely well in all Competitions as follows:-

 

 

 

 

Senior U18s Winners

Junior U17s Winners

League A

Caldy

Lymm

League B

Manchester

Bowden

League C

Widnes

Rochdale

League D

Bolton

Bolton

 

 

 

League Cups

 

 

 

Senior Cup

Caldy

28 - 13

Sale FC

Senior Plate

Glossop

28 - 20

Blackburn

Senior Bowl

Fylde

3 - 34

Newcastle (Staffs)

Senior Shield

Wilmslow

10 - 5

Fleetwood

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Cup

Caldy

14 - 20

Lymm

Junior Plate

Trafford MV

15 - 12

Leigh

Junior Bowl

Ashton Under Lyne

38 - 12

Hawcoat Park

Junior Shield

Didsbury Toc H

5 - 15

Liverpool Collegiate

 

 

 

 

 

National U17s Divisional Finals (North)

 

 

 

Bowl

Durham City

22 - 21

Rochdale

Shield

Huddersfield YMCA

26 - 18

Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Cup Winners

 

 

 

Frank Morgan Snr Cup                      

Widnes

37 - 18

Bolton

 

Joe McDonough Snr Trophy             

Blackburn

10 - 11

Manchester

 

Rob Briers Jnr Cup                             

Trafford MV

12 - 10

Kirkby Lonsdale

 

Alan James Jnr Trophy                      

Ormskirk

27 - 8

Tarleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

My thanks to all the volunteers at Widnes, this seasons hosts of the County Cup Finals (and for looking after Frank!!) You did us proud.

 

 

 

To both our referee’s societies a “special thank you” for covering all our match’s given this seasons last minute changes caused by the weather.

 

 

 

To the players who represented the County, The North & England via the 18Group, Well Done!

 

 

 

To all the players, Coaches, Physios and especially the Mangers your efforts are appreciated keep up the good work!!

 

 

 

To all the parents who ferry their lads to practice sessions and match’s, we know it’s a labour of love and without your support week in week out our game would not be the same, thank you.

 

 

 

We all await the outcome of this year’s consultations with the RFU (Age Grade Review) for our age group and let’s hope for another great season of Rugby for 2016/17.