LEWIS CRABBE - RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - AUTUMN HALF TERM REPORT

Year 7 Rugby

Year 7 have participated in two hub school festivals and 2 friendly fixtures with Y Dderwen and Porthcawl – with two teams playing in every fixture.

37 pupils from Year 7 have represented the school so far and many have now joined local rugby clubs following links being made.

Year 8 & 9 Ospreys Cup

Year 8 had a mixed group stage to their first Osprey Cup involvement, winning 2 out of 5 games and now look forward to a Plate semi-final vs Porthcawl on 7th November.

Year 9 completed a clean sweep of results in their group stage, winning 5 out of 5 games and now face Porthcawl in the Welsh Cup playoff.

Both year groups’ performances have improved throughout the competition.

We have been donated money by a parent sponsor and Apollo Teaching for playing kit for the competition.

Year 10 Rugby

Year 10 have had a welcome start to the school year with a convincing win over Porthcawl and were unbeaten in a recent Hub School Festival.  27 pupils from year 10 have represented the school so far this year.

6th Form rugby

It has been a pleasing first block of fixtures for the 6th form team, with the team currently top of the Ospreys East Senior League after 5 wins from 6 games played. A number of Year 11 players have also stepped up and performed well for the senior team.

Bryntirion 50 – 17 Y Dderwen

Bryntirion 10 – 24 Maesteg

Bryntirion 12 – 10 Pencoed

Bryntirion 36 – 18 Porthcawl

Bryntirion 24 – 12 Llangynwyd

Bryntirion 24 – 10 Y Dderwen

The team are now looking forward to the next block of league fixtures and the start of the Welsh Schools Cup.

Primary School / Transition Day

I am running rugby sessions every week in our 4 cluster primary schools which is working really well and hoping to take rugby leaders out after half term to deliver to primary schools. As part of the Transition Day Mr Farrell and I delivered atomic touch rugby for the PE department to the 250 pupils that attended.  

Representative Honours

5 pupils from Year 10 have been selected for the Bridgend District Squad and have put in notable performances, in particular Xander Molitika who has been called in to the Ospreys 16s squad a year early. I also have the privilege of coaching this seasons Bridgend District Squad.

Year 13 Pupils Will Barraclough and Joe Grabham are still part of the Ospreys 18s Academy. Will has recently played for Wales in the 7s format of the game in the Rugby Europe tournament in Germany.

Megan Webb (Year 12) is part of the Cardiff Blues U18’s Women’s squad.