Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Please indulge me.............

...........this is a totally non quilty post - rugby instead I'm afraid

Last weekend Sarah and I travelled to Lichfield for this year's Regional Festival (the UK girls' national championships)

I've posted about this important date in the rugby calendar both last year and the year before

This year our girls were again knocked out in the semi finals by East, the same team as last year

They were ferocious opponents and went on to draw the competition with a nil-nil score after half time in the final against South (Sorry reading that back it should say 'nil-nil score after extra time')

My girl captained her region - a huge responsibility but a great honour she was delighted to receive

After they were 12 - nil down near the end of the semi final she showed her true colours and scored our only try of the match after a storming run from the halfway line with three opposition players (two of whom are England U20 players) in hot pursuit

Luckily one of the other parents managed to capture it on camera - no mean feat - not the most elegant of poses I have to say, the girl in pink nearly knocked her head off with a high tackle as Sarah went down to place the ball

The girls eventually came fourth overall after the 3rd/4th place play off game had to be stopped for safety with two of our girls heading off for medical treatment in ambulances (fortunately not my daughter) - Yes Jeanne it is a very rough game :o)

We are so proud of her efforts - this is her last major junior RFUW competition before she moves up to the big bad world of university/ladies rugby next season

Thanks for indulging me - back to the quilty stuff next time as the sawtooth star border is on Caroline's quilt - watch this space!


julieQ said...

I am so glad to see your darling daughter becoming a young lady..and a leader too. Looks like fun to me!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow- that is some action shot! Glad she's done so looks like a rough game!