Over the Easter weekend Bedford Blues U12 rugby team took part in a national rugby tournament at the Nottingham festival.
This festival is well known and attracts the best of the countries mini and junior teams. The prize awaiting the 24 teams competing over two days was the chance to play at rugby union head quarters and only 8 of the hopefuls would get through.
Bedford, being drawn in a qualifying group, somewhat un-imaginatively named “the group of death”, had eight games in two days and finally came out winners of their semi-final against local rivals Olney, thus enabling them to progress to the Bowl final at Twickenham on Sunday 28th May.
Left: The team ponder what they have achieved in getting through to the Twickenham Finals.
Right: The two “handsome” props proudly display the Bedford crest along side the SDE logo.
SDE is proud to have been part of the kit sponsorship team that sent the boys off looking so smart and would like to wish them the best of luck for the big day. May be it won’t be the last time some of them step out on the hallowed turf.
Congratulations to Bedford Blues U12’s and good luck at Twickers from all at SDE.