On Saturday 23rd April, Ardrossan hosted for the 4th year in a row our U18 Sevens Tournament. What was orginally a 12 team event was cut down to 10 just before kick off with the withdrawls of East Kilbride and Newton Stewart. The 10 remaining teams which were; Ardrossan, GHA, Cumbernauld, Garnock, Cartha, Allan Glens, Whitecraigs, Cumnock, Dumfries and Ayr played a fantastic days worth of Rugby in the Sun! The eventual Tournament Winners on the day were Ayr, who played fantastic Rugby all day rounding off with a fantastic 50-14 win over GHA in the final. Damage being done in the first half as GHA actually won the 2nd half of the match. The Plate Winners were Dumfries this year, defeating our own Ardrossan team in the final with both sides coming runners up in their respective groups. A small mention has to be made for the Ardrossan lads, as despite not having a squad all season the boys aged who had been signed off for senior rugby showed there knowledge and skills development throughout the season which assisted the lads making their club debuts from School and a couple of the progressing boys from U16 how to play 7s – thanks also has to be made to their coaches who managed to scrape together some trainings before the tournament.
A special mention must be made to Innes who took care of the catering all day, to Neil, Gregor and Terry for refereeing the tournament, to Martin and Roisin who were the tournament medics, to the wonderful parents who baked cakes to be sold throughout the day – proving very popular and finally to the sunshine who managed to last almost all day!
Further mention to Finlay Quinn of the Under 15s for being the Event photographer for the day – you can find all the photos from the event here: https://www.facebook.com/finlayquinnphotography/
Hope to see everyone back next year for our 5th year!