The Mitcham Cluster Tag Rugby Competition took place at Harris Academy Merton on Wednesday 27th February 2019. Six schools from the cluster attended the event: William Morris, Links, St Thomas, The Sherwood, Beecholme and Stanford. Teams started to get warmed up as soon as they arrived, squeezing in some last minute practice and discussing tactics. Once all schools arrived, they sat down to go through the afternoons schedule and new rules of play.
As there were only 6 teams in total, a round robin format was used for the competition, meaning all teams played each other once. This got all teams very excited as they knew they had 5 matches to gain as many points as possible. Teams got 3 for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss.
The games kicked off with St Thomas v William Morris, The Sherwood v Beecholme and Stanford v Links. All teams got stuck in straight from the first whistle and set a great standard to uphold for the rest of the competition. The second round saw Sherwood take on William Morris, Stanford took on St Thomas and although St Thomas showed great determination, Stanford managed to steal a 2-1 win thanks to some superb support play. Beecholme played Links and Links were able to clinch the win 2-1 in a well fought match.
Once all teams had played each other the scores were then collated. The final standings proved extremely tight with only goal difference being the decider between the last spot for the borough finals. Congratulations to all competing teams, the final results were as followed:
6th- St Thomas
The Refspect winners were William Morris they received the most nominations for being respectful, always shaking hands and being positive whilst playing. Congratulations!
Stanford, William Morris, Beecholme and Links will be representing the Mitcham cluster for the Tag Rugby borough finals on Friday 8th March - Good Luck.