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Your News Youth rugby celebration at Woodbridge Festival

Andrew Wilkinson of Sudbury Rugby Club summed up reaction to Woodbridge Rugby Clubs ambitious Development Festival for Under 9s to under 12s on Sunday 11th October..we thought that it was an excellent festival that was very well organised, and highly enjoyable. I thought that each team entered into the spirit of the day, and I watched and refereed some excellent rugby". Over 1000 or so players, supporters, friends and families attended the day generously sponsored by M R King & Sons.

Youth development squads competed from all over the region in a full programme of matches. After some hard-fought games, Southwold beat Woodbridge in the finals of the U12s, Sudbury beat Colchester in the U11s but Colchesters U10s beat the Barbarians and Newmarket beat Hadleigh to win the U9s (more results in Notes for Editors).

Gordon Puckey, visiting parent from Colchester and whose son Zac scored the winning try in the Colchester U10s victory, commented a well run festival with some great sport. I cant think of a better way to encourage and develop young players and bring newcomers to the sport.

Karen Debenham, the unflappable Festival organiser, added The club really raised its game for this day and Im indebted to my colleagues, coaches, seniors, the sponsor, St Johns Ambulance and all the helpers for making it a safe and organised fun festival. I fear this will become a regular fixture!

Woodbridge Rugby Club has an extensive Youth section with a growing membership of some 300 boys and girls. Its successful appeal to youngsters comes not only from the growing appeal of the game but also from its full schedule of fixtures and other events organised by a tireless group of parents and RFU qualified and CRB checked coaches. To join log on to


For further information please WRUFC contacts; Simon Ballard on 07766 136554, or Karen Debenham on, Woodbridge Rugby Union Football Club, Hatchley Barn, Orford Road, Bromeswell, Suffolk, IP12 2PP.

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