Ironsides lads help England U15 to European Touch Rugby Gold
Huge congratulations to Ironsides Harrison Cross and Sam Clacher who won gold medals representing England in the Mixed U15s event at August’s European Touch Championship in Paris.
Coached by Ironsides Ladies’ coach Andy Penniceard, who himself plays in the England 40s Touch Team, the England U15s competed against teams from the Home Nations, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Switzerland and a combined Middle East Team in a round robin tournament for the right to challenge for the medals.
After an opening 6-6 draw with defending champions Wales, the young English players won all their other matches meaning they met Wales again in the gold medal game. This time the result was a comfortable 6-3 victory for England.
England Teams enjoyed unprecedented success in the European Touch Juniors overall with the mixed U18s, Boys U18s and Girls U18s all winning gold medals too!
We’re really proud of Harrison and Sam who have been a vital part of a fantastic group of young players who have worked incredibly hard over the last 8months. Their victory is well deserved - a dream come true to win gold wearing an England shirt!
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