Splash of colour for the Town

Splash of colour for the Town

Tewkesbury Tigers are helping to create a real splash of colour in the town by supporting Tewkesbury in Bloom this summer. You can see our lovely tub outside Zitto’s restaurant.

Tewkesbury has won many awards over the years including Gold medals between 2010 and 2017. They have been awarded the Best in Category award (Town division) in 2014 and 2017 in the Regional Heart of England competition.  In 2015 and 2018 they competed in the National competition.  In 2017 they were filmed for the BBC2 documentary Britain in Bloom aired in Spring 2018.

We are very happy to be able to support this great project.

U16’s trial RFU return to rugby fitness programme

U16’s trial RFU return to rugby fitness programme

After months of lock-down the U16’s finally saw some action yesterday evening, when they kicked off the club’s junior RFC Return to Rugby fitness programme.   The U16’s have been trialling if, when and how we can bring back some of the junior teams to take part in fitness training during the closed season.   With only two pitches in use we can only accommodate a few teams whilst ensuring we maintain social distancing as well as ensuring safety for all concerned.  The sessions went really well, so we hope to introduce a few more in the coming weeks. But it’s great to be back in action!

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Congratulations to players from the Tigers U14s

Congratulations to players from the Tigers U14s

Congratulations to players from the Tigers U14s who have been selected for the Gloucester DPP (developing player program)

Lewis
Zac
Layne
Ed
Will

Well done guys, keep up the hard work!

Chooks player at Kingsholm

Chooks player at Kingsholm

Reuben Woodham

The U14 Schools Cup took place between Sir Thomas Rich’s School and The Crypt School at Kingsholm with Reuben Woodham playing at hooker for The Crypt School.

Crypt had previously beaten Churchdown, Pates and Tewkesbury on route to the final with Reuben playing Chooks teammates in both the Pates and Tewkesbury School matches.

Both sides played some fantastic rugby with Crypt leading two tries to nil after the first 20 minutes and Crypt controlling the game in the first half. However, half time saw a different Sir Thomas Rich’s side return to the pitch and getting back into the match early in the second half. Crypt had opportunity late in the second half with some big scrums close to the Tommies line, but they held out and the game finished with a final score of 22-19 to Sir Thomas Rich’s.

Having featured for all the Crypt games in the run up to the final and captaining the Tewkesbury Under 14 team for all of the 2018/19 season, it was a great way to finish the year with a run out at such a fantastic stadium, well done Reuben!

Stow v U14s

Stow v U14s

On an overcast morning the Tewkesbury Tigers U14’s made the scenic trip to Stow on the Wold. With the sun trying to peek through, the game kicked off. The pitch had a slight slope to it, which seemed to favor Stow in the first part of the game.

Despite a fairly even feel to the game it was Stow who managed to break the deadlock. The Tigers seemed shocked to the opening try and tried to get to grips with the bigger players from Stow, but before long the home team had ran in another try despite desperate defending from the Tigers. It felt like Friday 13th when Stow bagged another 5 points to take a 17 point lead half way into the first half.

Whatever the coaches said to the Tigers in the huddle whilst waiting for Stow to take the conversion seemed to kick start a sublime team performance. The Tigers began to play as if their lives depended upon it, passing was better, quicker movements and getting the ball to the wings was a joy to watch. The team seemed to find confidence and began playing how they know they can, with energetic darting runs catching out a rather slow Stow.

By the break the Tigers had scored three tries and a conversion to bring themselves firmly into the driving seat, much to the annoyance of the Stow coaches.

The second half was all Tigers and Stow just couldn’t get back into their rhythm. Tewkesbury continued to play their hard tackling rugby with great teamwork and darting runs through a slow and tired Stow team. The final scored reflected a true pattern of the game and sets the Tigers up for next weeks home match to Longlevens. Well played Tigers, a great team spirit and performance that was a delight to watch. The boys should be proud of themselves for their professionalism and determination.

Final score, Stow 17 – 31 Tewkesbury

Match report by Steve Rolfe
Photos by Steve Rolfe and Adam Evetts