Tewkesbury triumph in this years County Cup
Tewkesbury RFC are very much on the up both on and off the field after a very successful week. At the start of the season two new junior pitches were created and this week the club is celebrating after winning backing from the RFU and a grant from Tewkesbury borough council to build new changing rooms at the club. The work on the new changing rooms is set to start at the being of June according to club secretary Geoff Sallis who has been the driving force behind the project.
On the pitch the success as been matched as Tewkesbury U10’s won the county cup at the county finals day held in Bristol. This is the first time any team from the club as managed to bring the cup back to Tewkesbury.
They were drawn against Old Bristolians in the semi-finals and after a hard fought encounter came out victors by scoring the only try of the game. In the final they came up against their local rivals Cheltenham knowing that they would have to play to their full potential to come out on top. The game was very evenly matched with Tewkesbury taking the lead just before half time.
The second half proved to be a very physical encounter with both teams creating chances and it was Cheltenham who managed to cross the line just before the full time whistle. when the game finished and the scores were level it was Tewkesbury who were celebrating on winning the County Cup due to them having scored the first try. The whole 24 members of the U10s squad have all been very instrumental in their success which their coaches put down to dedication in training and team work on the pitch.
Tewkesbury junior chairman Adrian Bishop said “it’s had been a great week for the club and hoped the success of the U10s squad would be the springboard for more success on the field for the whole club.”