After a gruelling day of competitive Touch Rugby action, the experienced Seventh-day Adventist School team held off a spirited challenge from the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS), 2-0, to be crowned 2017 U17 School Rugby Champions.
Four of the five schools expected turned up to the E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Park for the latest edition of the BVI Rugby Union’s Schools Festival, which includes separate days for Primary as well as U15’s, and the action was fast and furious.
Despite knowing the basics of the game, but with little experience of tactics, the Boys and Girls from all teams came up with ploys to amaze their rivals, with quick passing, lightning speed, dazzling displays of footwork and body swerves to showcase and showboat their abilities.
In the end, though, it was the SDA School that prevailed, with a team containing many who had been involved since Primary School days.
Their opponents in the Final, surprised many, including St George’s and Elmore Stoutt High School, as it was the debuting VISTS team that were their opponents and who gave them their toughest match, albeit ending in defeat. (virgin island news online)