School rugby aces are six of the best

Clean Sweep - Lady Manners School rugby club captains Will Molyneux of year eight, Nat Lunt of year nine, Brett Tharme-Moose, 1st team and school captain, Liam Brown of year ten, George Clugston of year eleven and Jack Hutchinson of year seven will all be representing the school at this year's County Cup Finals.

Clean Sweep - Lady Manners School rugby club captains Will Molyneux of year eight, Nat Lunt of year nine, Brett Tharme-Moose, 1st team and school captain, Liam Brown of year ten, George Clugston of year eleven and Jack Hutchinson of year seven will all be representing the school at this year's County Cup Finals.

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RUGBY-playing students at Lady Manners School in Bakewell have enjoyed a season to remember with all of the school’s age groups successfully making it through to the finals of the County Cup.

The school has enjoyed unprecedented success in the past on the rugby field but future teams will certainly have to pull out all the stops to match the efforts of this season’s sides.

Although the rugby season was inevitably hampered by the extremely harsh winter weather during December and January, the players in the first team, the under 16s, under 15s, under 14s, under 13s and under 12s sides overcame this to produce some sparkling rugby and set up a mouthwatering selection of county cup finals.

Head of PE at the school Chris Weeks explained: “We’ve enjoyed rugby success in the past but these are certainly the best set of results that anyone can remember at the school.

“We have good kids and good coaches in Alan Johnson and Rob Allen. The kids take their rugby seriously and the school certainly holds its rugby in high esteem.

“The teams train hard, once or twice a week, and want to do well so we are hoping for a good set of results from these matches.”

All matches will take place in Ashbourne with the under 12s and under 15s playing Chellaston School tomorrow (Friday), and the under 16s up against Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ashbourne, on the same day.

Then, on Tuesday, April 12, the first team and the under 13s play QEGS and the under 14s take on Chellaston School.