El Alsson U13 Rugby @ MES
Last Friday 9th February saw 40 u13 boys attending a rugby clinic at the Modern English School in New Cairo. The Cairo Rugby club with Guilame Roger and Ms Lucy Young from MES organized a successful rugby day. The boys were introduced to rugby skills and concepts that will help to make them better rugby players.
Rugby’s core values of discipline, teamwork, enjoyment, sportsmanship, and respect were evident on the day. The boys were on their best behaviour on and off the field and received loads of compliments from the other coaches. After the morning clinic the boys were to play in a mini tournament.
The first game was against the strong Cairo Rugby club but with Mustafa Mansour’s lightning feet and the team’s compact defence from the team El Alsson won the game 10- 5 with Mustafa and Sherif Mourad scoring a try a piece.
The second game played back-to-back was El Alsson v MES. The energetic team from MES scored early against the boys from New Giza but the team pulled together and with disciplined defence kept the attack out for the rest of the half. Sherif was the game breaker and scored a superb try on his favourite right side of the field. The boys felt the pressure and it is a privilege to experience this early in your playing career. The match was drawn 5-5. But it felt like a win after the pressure they absorbed.
Our last game was against BISC and again Mustafa opened our account with a lovely diving try. Youssef Nakhla scored the second try with great teamwork from the team. The piece the resistance was left for Younis Saadedine who after good handling skills in the middle ran half of the field in to score a fine try next to the rugby posts.
Cairo rugby club did us a favour by winning their game against MES thus crowing the boys the winners of the tournament. Younis has been selected as the player of the match and was awarded with a certificate in our school assembly. Congratulations to all of those who took part. Well done boys!
Thank you to Mr Hanro and Mr. Reza for their continued enthusiasm, support and coaching assistance.