Slideshow: Heroic Hedgehogs
Hitchin dominated proceedings in the season opener in North Herts mini rugby. At the six age groups from under-seven to under-12, the Hedgehogs romped home festival winners, securing three age groups as outright winners and coming runners-up in another tw
Hitchin dominated proceedings in the season opener in North Herts mini rugby.
At the six age groups from under-seven to under-12, the Hedgehogs romped home festival winners, securing three age groups as outright winners and coming runners-up in another two.
Royston gave Hitchin a fight, winning two age groups and coming second in another two. Datchworth secured the remaining age group as winners.
Around 400 children were at Letchworth to do battle at the superbly organised North Herts Festival, representing clubs from Letchworth, Hitchin, Stevenage, Royston and Datchworth.
During the day, 342 tries were scored ensuring that the spectators had an entertaining and enjoyable festival. Hitchin ended leading scorers with two tries short of the hundred.
Sarrie the Camel, the mascot of the Saracens Premier League rugby team based at Vicarage Road in Watford, was a welcome attraction.
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All five clubs taking part are partner clubs to Saracens. They all benefit from training opportunities and discounted tickets to the games along with player visits to the clubs.
Letchworth minis chairman Danny Ryall said: "It was great to see so many young boys and girls taking up the sport, with an increase in numbers from all groups and clubs being reported. The future of rugby is looking bright."
Letchworth train every Sunday morning from 10am-midday, with some of the age groups training on a Wednesday night (6-7pm).
All children are welcome from the age of six and above.
For more details, go to www.Letchworthrugby.com