Rishworthians celebrate the end of another good campaign

Rishworthians under 10s, 11s, 12s and 13s held their end of season presentation day at the club last Sunday. The morning started with a light training sessions and some touch rugby games followed by each age groups awards and presentations

The under 10s enjoyed their second season of contact rugby with another impressive record only losing three games all season.

The season got off to a great start going into the West District Festival unbeaten where they suffered their first defeat against Ilkley which meant they dropped into the Bowl Final beating local rivals Brodleians. They went on another unbeaten run until March when they lost to Morpeth in the West Park Leeds Festival. Their third defeat was against Wetherby in the Sandal festival. The squad completed the remainder of the season unbeaten to win the Brodleians Festival Plate.

Individual Awards: Alex Sharp), Most improved player), Will Adams (Coaches award). Oliver Brian (Player of the Year).

Team honours: West District Festival Bowl winners, Brodleians Festival Plate winners, West Park Festival Vase winners

They finished the season with a playing record P34, W26, D5, L3. They scored 1170 points and conceded 380. The top try scorer was Oliver Brian with 54 followed by Tom Georgiou (42) and Will Adams (41).

The under 11s had a mixed season mainly due to the arrival of a number of players new to the game. The clubs policy to give everyone a game meant they were often teams who had more experienced players in their side. However, as the season progressed the results improved finishing the season with their best performance beating Skipton 49-29.

Individual Awards: Kian Wallace and Jack Brooks (Joint most improved player), Jake Haynes (Coaches award), Tom Gillespie (Player of the Year).

The under 12s enjoyed another solid season. A couple of injuries to players in key positions gave the opportunity for some of the more inexperienced players to show how well they had developed. The biggest disappointment was failing to qualify for the Yorkshire Cup.

Individual Awards: Harry Hinchliffe (Most improved player), Ethan Pollard and Toby Muscat-Baron (Joint Coaches award), George Wright (Player of the Year).

Team Honours: Baildon Festival Bowl winners, Brodleians Festival Bowl winners

They finished the season with a playing record P45, W24, D11, L10. They scored 639 points and conceded 296. The top try scorer was Sam Puddephatt with 17 followed by Phillip Tattersall (15) and Ethan Pollard (13).

The under 13s had their most successful season to date only losing two games all season..

The season started with a draw at Yorkshire Cup finalists Huddersfield then went on a winning run until they met Yorkshire Cup winners Sandal. The only other defeat was in the Yorkshire Cup quarter final losing narrowly to Huddersfield.

The highlight of the season was winning the Harrogate Festival without conceding a point beating the highly fancied Rosslyn Park in the final.

Individual Awards: Oliver Marshall (Most improved player), Sam Nunn and Lewis Ackrord (Joint Coaches backs and forwards awards), Will Bowers (Player of the Year).

Team Honours: Harrogate Festival winners

They finished the season with a playing record P26, W23, D1, L2. They scored 1159 points and conceded 155. The top try scorer was Sam Nunn with 34 followed by Will Bowers (21) and Ben Rooney (17).