Chichester youngsters win rugby title – again

Chi under-nines at the Sussex finals
Chi under-nines at the Sussex finals

CHICHESTER RFC’S under-nines emerged victorious from the Sussex finals at Crowborough – retaining the title they won last year.

They were representing Sussex West and the first match was against hosts Crowborough, the Sussex East champions.

Chi’s speed and ferocious tackling ensured a 5-0 win.

Against Brighton, the Sussex South champions, Chichester won 3-0.

The final game was a clash of the two unbeaten teams of the day in the age group. Horsham, the Sussex North champions, had the biggest and strongest runners of the day.

Their tactics were similar to Brighton’s and their defence was the toughest Chi had faced all season – but the boys from Oaklands Park still won 2-0.

Our squad has developed tremendously and we should be very proud of all our players this season.

Head coach Walter Womersley said: “Our squad has developed tremendously and we should be very proud of all our players this season.”

Player of the tournament was chosen by the captain, Jakey Wood, and it was Rory Minton.

One of the Crowborough organisers said: “The Chichester squads were superb to watch, a credit to your club.”

CHI: Eddie Borbone, Hugo Braconi, Hughie Fleming, Dill Howell, Henry Langford, Conor McCormack, Rory Minton, Jack Nay, Edward Timberlake, William Womersley, Jakey Wood.