Tenby Junior School rugby team, Years 5 and 6, took part in the Urdd National Primary Schools Sports Festival in Aberystwyth on Sunday. They had qualified a few weeks before as Pembrokeshire Schools champions.

Drawn in group three, they had four tough games against other winning counties.

Tenby played very well in these early games and won their first against Ysgol Y Bannau 3-2. The second game saw them draw with Ysgol Y Dderwen 2-2, but they then got back to winning ways, being victorious 6-0 against Abercynnon in their third game and 6-3 against Ysgol Bro Tegid in their last of the group stages, meaning they topped their group and were through to the quarter-finals.

Drawn against Rhydamman, Tenby played their best game yet and won 5-1.

The semi-finalists were then drawn out of a hat and Tenby were paired against Ysgol Y Dderwen, who they had drawn with in the group stages. However, the boys played some lovely flowing rugby and managed a 1-0 win and were through to the final.

Their opponents were Neath. The game started well, but unfortunately Tenby lost two of their key players to injury early on and the boys weren’t able to come back from that against a very well-drilled Neath side.

The boys did their school proud and to be crowned as the second best team in Wales is a remarkable achievement. They played some lovely rugby, showing great skill and determination. It was an all-round wonderful team effort and a credit to the school.

Team: Ollie (capt.), Alfie, Steffan, Jasey, Hudson, Jake, Jacob, Iori, Kyle, Duane-Lee and Fletcher.

Thanks to Mr. Rees and Mr. Thomas for all their hard work this season.