On an extremely hot sunday afternoon our girls U13s team had their very first game.

We were hosting our local derby against Drybrook.

The girls are all new to the game on both sides, although they did not show it on the pitch.

Things started very quickly and a fantastic run from Charlotte (basher) saw Tewkesbury take the first points and also our 1st U13s try.

A fast response from Drybrook saw the scores levelled with a remarkable run.

Tewkesbury then ran back at the visitors but great tackling stop us short of the line.

Drybrook then took the lead with 2 more fantastic runs both resulting in tries.

In the dying seconds of the game Lottie Simon made a great break and scored her first try.

Final score 10-15 loss

Man of the match was Rebecca (popeye) Pope for an amazing display of tackling.

Straight after it was time for the U15s to play.

Things kicked of quickly and tackles were aplenty. All the girls were up for this game.

First points came to tewkesbury with a fantastic run from second row Kayleigh.

Drybrook answered back quickly and levelled the score.

Then Drybrook broke through some weak tackling from tewkesbury and took the lead.

Tewkesbury regrouped and a great offload saw number 8 Emily (frizzy) Crawford run in our 2nd.

The visitors then ran a quick break up the touch line and again took the lead.

The girls were all putting in heavy tackles and each side had casualties (none serious) but they kept battling, impressing the crowds of supporters on both sides.

The forwards started to get the rucks sorted late in the second half and another great run from kayleigh saw us level the score.

Final score 15-15 draw

Man of the match was Ellen (Alan) Wells for 110% effort and amazing tackles all through the game.

It was a great day of rugby and was enjoyed by all.

Following the changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

Our Clubhouse bar is now open on Friday from 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm and on Saturday from 12.00 noon - 7.00pm.  We will be closed on Sunday.  We have a total capacity of 60 inside the clubhouse and 54 in our outside garden area.  Other changes include the introduction of glasses in the clubhouse rather than plastic and cash can now be taken, but we would prefer card if possible.  We operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Tewkesbury RFC is operating a Track and Trace system for those using the Clubhouse bar.  Please help us by downloading EVE PASS app for IOS and ANDROID and registering.  Once you have downloaded the app simply scan the GR code on arrival.


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