School under-13s county cup success for Welland Park side

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Welland Park Academy triumphed in the Leicestershire schools under-13s county cup rugby final last month.

The Harborough school beat Loughborough Grammar 36-19, walking away with the trophy for the second time in three years after an excellent showing against strong opposition.

Max Shortland, Seth Vials (3) and Tom Wainwright (2) all scored tries while captain Tom Melody (2) and Sam Dexter ­added conversions. The team was Jacob Cowley, Harvey Lloyd­Williams, Seth Vials, Tom Wainwright, Gabriel Baxter, Tom Melody, Alex McGregor, Matthew Robinson, Max
Shortland, James Watkins, Josh Guerriero, Joe Winter, Charlie Power, Sam Dexter, Ben Marshall, Will Dawson, Dan Hands, Thomas Dyson, Oscar Spiers and Taylor George Ellis.

Meanwhile, the Welland Park under-12s team also tasted success in the county cup, where they finished runners-up to Loughborough Grammar in a hard fought final.

Welland Park’s head teacher Julie McBrearty praised PE teachers Jason Button and Sam Blades for their efforts.