Success on the rugby pitch for Jake, Peni and Kieran
Congratulations to Jake, Peni and Kieran, members of Darlington Blackwell Meadows U15 rugby team. On a cold, wet and muddy day, they put in a strong performance to help the team beat Gateshead 17-12.
Kevin Knights, who helps coach the U15 team and is a first aider at the club, said of the three players: “Jake has grown as a player in the last few weeks putting in some real strong defensive performances. Peni is a new player to the team, but he has fitted in seamlessly with some real physical rugby, which has the opposition on the back foot all the time. Kieran was the team captain for the day and was playing out of position due to injuries of others. Kieran led from the front and, after intercepting a pass from the opposition and running 30+ metres, he scored the winning try.
A great effort by the students and we look forward to hearing more about their future games.