Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

New girls and "party people" outshine "stars" at SuperTeams

A long warm day at Hatfield ended in ultimate triumph at SuperTeams 2006.

A combination of "Its a Knockout" and "SuperStars" this was the second time some of our girls had taken part. Last year a team with Nichola, Hayley and Carla in it had lost out by a single point, but this year it looked like we would be even more unlucky as the results were announce and Nichola's U17 "B" team missed out on third place (and £75) by half a point.

For a while then it seemed the most memorable feature of the day would be the way Nichola's "only here for the craic*" combination had done so much better than Joe's all star U17s (including Nim, Katie, and Chloe), who finished up rather further down the list. Nichola's party-people had even beat Joe's team on the gym tests!

But this inter-U17 rivalry was all forgotten when it was announced that Fern Glenister's U14 team (aided by Harriet Long, Hannah Reynolds, and Graham Birch) had won the "Fair Play" award... and £250!

Hayley Aldridge also coped well with her first experience of captaincy, though her team (which included new U14s Becky and Laura, as well as Becky's brother Stuart) never recovered from a poor performance "joker" event.

All in all it was a fun event with several memorable performances. Nichola showed fautless class at basketball, Hayley and Fern triumphed over the bungy run, one of the U14s stayed on the rodeo bull right to the end (sorry - I can't remember which one! Let me know and I'll edit this), Katie showed why she doesn't play much hockey anymore, Joe showed why a career in wild west rodeo might not be a good idea, and Hayley found her new team-mates a bit of a handful on the joust - though perhaps Fern and Nim battering each other to a memorable draw on the same equipment, each giving no quarter, was probably the highlight of the day!

In the end then a profitable day, and a good way of introducing several new faces to the club!

PS. There are a few more photos from the day in the album - follow the link on the right. And no doubt Nikki will be adding some comments as well...

*[Craic: From Irish gaelic - means fun, experience, good time. Nearest English would be "Here for the beer", but that would not be appropriate as a) you're not old enough and b) there wasn't any].

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