The Year 9 Emerging Schools Rugby Festival this year was held at The Ilfracombe Academy on 10th October. A total of nine school teams from across North Devon took part in the competition.
Despite this being the first competition of the season, The Ilfracombe Academy A team started well with a 2-0 win over Park School and going on to draw 2-2 with South Molton and win 3-1 against Bideford. The team’s performance improved with each game and their passing became more accurate. With a final 5-3 win against Great Torrington the Ilfracombe Academy team emerged as the overall winners and North Devon Champions.
Head of PE, Dave Slee, said of his school’s performance ‘the teamwork was outstanding throughout and we are very proud of all the players’. The man of the tournament was Levi Huxtable and the other team members were Jacob Mascall, Will Homa, Jay Bushell, Luke Jenkins, Charlie Spear, Kenny Jones, Morgan Pugsley, Miles Rees and Jack Booker.