Category Archives: Under 10’s

U10 v Bognor / Chobham 22nd March 2015

Shoreham U10 - ChobhamU10’s played 4 games at Bognor ,The Boys had to play the last 3 games with only a 5 minute break in between.

The Teams we played all had 2 Teams, which once again made our 8 Boys run there legs off ,this week we had 2 sub’.

We had some fantastic runs, and exceptional Tackles, and some very good Rugby played by all the boy’s.Shoreham U10 - Chobham 3





Game 1 Shoreham V Chichester A 0-4
Game 2 Shoreham V Chobham C 0-3
Game 3 Shoreham V Chobham A 1-2 Try from James Masters
Game 4 Bognor V Shoreham 1-2 Try’s from Noah Smith and Jake Gale


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U10 Sussex Festival 15th March 2015

Shoreham U10U10 Haywards Heath Festival
We had 5 games to play

1st game against Hove A
The Boys had a good start with James Masters going in for a good tackle , Toby then had a great run all the boys put in some good play with James getting our first try sadly this wasn’t to be our game Shoreham 1-6 Hove

2nd game
This game was fantastic we saw some great runs from Charlie, Jamie ,and Thomas, the boys worked well as a team quickly deciding who will be in the scrums and passing to team mates for Jamie to get a try , the boys played so well with another try from Charlie, the boys worked well with they tackles proving that they can do it, Thomas put in some good rugby along with Ashley Ollie, Luke ,Travis Toby and Samuel this then resulted with Etienne getting our 3rd try ,
and Travis our 4 th try . Shoreham 4- 3 Horsham A

3rd game
we had good effort from all the boys but sadly the boys were running out of steam, but we had a lovely run from Etienne with a try but the final score was Haywards Heath 5-1 Shoreham

We had two final games in the Semi-Final U10 try

Shoreham v Crawley this game the boys were tired but in good spirits went for it. We saw the most fantastic run ending with his first try for his team Samuel Frost Fantastic Samuel . final score 1-4

Our final game the boys were showing signs of fatigue, this game we lost 0-9 To Horsham1
Our team today Etienne Freschard – Penny, Toby Murphy, Thomas Rowson, Luke Gray ,Ollie Bushby Charlie Kembery, Ashley Calvert,Travis Tilling James Masters, Samuel Frost .

U10 Haywards Heath Festival 15th Feb 2015

Shoreham U10 HHThe boys had 5 games of some very good rugby they played with some fantastic tackling and runs , there determination was outstanding , but due to only having 9 players there games were pretty much one after the other. so had little rest in between.

Game 1 ended in Brighton 2-0 ,

Game 2 Heathfield Noah had our first try in first half in 2nd half Luke got our 2nd try resulting in Shoreham 2- 0

Game 3 Heath Blacks much the same good tackles and runs by all the boys Jake Gale got his try All the boys played fantastic Heath Blacks 4-1

Game 4 Heath Reds quickly followed after a 5 min break but the boys settled in to some great tackles and runs but ended in Heath Reds 4-0

Game 5 Hove followed shortly after a quick break , with a try from Jake Gale followed by a try from Charlie Kembery Hove 4-2

All the boys played well with some fantastic defence , tackling , and some great runs from all the boys . there outstanding rugby and behaviour made us proud to watch .

Coaches Gary Gray and Paul Murphy without these would not be possible and for the parents who turn up week after week to make our team happen.
Team Jake Gale, Ashley Culvert, Ollie Bushby, Toby Murphy, Luke Gray Charlie Kembery, Travis Tilling ,Thomas Rowson Noah Smith

U10 v Horsham/Pulborough 11th Jan 2015

Our first game against Pulborough started as we meant to go on very fast, with Noah Smith quickly scoring our 1st Try. Quickly followed by some good play and our 2nd Try from Luke Gray, Etienne Freschard- Penny Jake Gale Ashley Culvert James Masters Charlie Kembery played equally really well with some very sharp tackles from Ashley Culvert . Shoreham 2-0 Pulborough

Our second game against Pulborough wasn’t as good as the first, The boys found this game quite hard as this team from Pulborough were quickly building up Try’s , but good effort from Ollie Bushby, Thomas Rowson,Travis Tilling ,Toby Murphy, James Masters, Luke Gray, Jake Gale, Samuel .Shoreham 0-6 Pulborough

Third game against Pulborough was as good as the first with another Try from Noah Smith quickly followed with a 2nd Try from Toby Murphy , Jake Gale played some good rugby as did luke Gray, Jake Gale had another Try, we had some great tackles from the team , some superb runs from Travis Tilling and Charlie Kembery. Twins Samuel and Oliver Put in some good effort , Ettienne Freschard -Penny was on top form and had some great runs, Shoreham 3-2 Pulborough

The boys are working very well as a team and each member brings there own special talents and hopefully with time will be a very strong team.

Our final game to our Hosts Horsham , started great and our first Try from James Masters we had some fantastic tackling from all the boys especially Ashley Calvert , Noah Smith had a great run and another Try , quickly followed by another Try from Toby Murphy , the boys played such a good game with Jake Gale getting a further 2 Trys , there was some fabulous play from Thomas Rowson Luke Gray and Etienne Freschard -Penny Final score Horsham 1 – 5 Shoreham

We saw some great sportsmanship by all the boys and as a team are settling in with some good runs ,tackles.

U10 v Bognor 23rd November 2014

It was wet and muddy ! But that didn’t stop us the Coaches quickly decided let’s get straight into a couple of games !

1st game .Luke had a great run and our first try , quickly followed by another great run and a try from jake , the boys had some great tackling , but at times if he had any gary would have pulled his hair out , how many of you forgot to put your gum shields in , please boys this is important part of the game . And you must remember your gum shields !! We had some great play from our new boy Samuel , second half was equally as good and some good play from all the boys resulting in a 2-0 win to Shoreham

2nd game
Boys started off playing well but were very wet and cold , coaches continue to push and encourage the boys we saw some great runs and scrums ,Charlie had a great run and bulldozed through quite a few Bognor boys but got pulled down inches from touch line , we had some great tackling in all 3 games and the boys quickly sorted out who was taking the scrums , ok I don’t get the scrum side of it so I asked a parent ( he couldn’t tell me why either so we will leave that one there ) but all the boys tried hard , but at times seemed to lose all that training they have been doing. 0-0

The boys were asked if they wanted a third game, yes!! They said , so the brave ones went back on wet cold but determined ! Luke had another good run and a try , some more great play by all the boys , then out of nowhere thomas got the ball and ran for his life getting his first try for the club , all in all the boys played and enjoyed there games , we saw some good play and well done to you all Noah,Ettiene,Ashley, Jake,Luke,James,Travis,Toby,Oliver,Samuel,Thomas,Charlie 2-0 win to Shoreham.
Once again thanks to your coaches Gary,Paul and Ryan , and your parents for supporting you all.

U10 Uckfield Festival 27th April 2014

DSC_0492Shoreham U10s fielded a strong squad at Uckfield and squared up to some of the county’s biggest clubs.

Lewes were first up, a team who had confidently got the better of Shoreham at the recent East Sussex festival. The boys worked hard and fought a brave game against a very good Lewes side. Shoreham just seemed to have the edge and ran out 3-1 winners.

Next up were the other side to beat us at East Sussex, Crowborough. Shoreham took DSC_0476charge of this game from the off and used their size and power to push ahead. Despite Crowborough coming back into the match Shoreham always kept ahead, winning 4-2

Fast improving Crawley came with a physical game plan, which played into Shoreham’s strengths. The boys kept on top of the opposition, not allowing them space and matching their approach, and won convincingly 4-1.

DSC_0281This meant a group decider with Eastbourne for a place in the final. The boys started slowly and despite playing some excellent rugby let Eastbourne in twice. The big change this season has been the boys attitude when a match isn’t going their way. A determination to get back into matches and keep heads up has more than once turned matches round.

It happened again here. Despite playing well they were 2-0 down at half time, in the second half they really took it to Eastbourne, who played an excellent brand of the game, moving the ball across the pitch repeatedly. Strong tackling and running, and much better ball retention, got Shoreham into good positions and over the line. The final score, a 4-2 loss, didn’t do the boys performance justice, and Eastbourne went on to be worthy winners of the final.DSC_0135

DSC_0060This season has been interesting, with the U10s dismissing some sides with ease and battling to other wins using our undoubted talent and size. We are now at the top table in the county and giving the best teams a run for their money. Next season we need to kick on and find a way to get more results against those best sides. Better team play and movement of the ball is going to need to be allied to stronger rucking and ball retention.

U10 Bognor Festival 12th April 2014

DSC_1634Shoreham U10s fielded a strong squad at the Bognor Festival.  They faced five matches against strong local and touring opposition.  Beckenham Rhinos were first up and a good performance from the boys, slowing finding their feet, saw them triumph 2-0.

A big side from Reading Abbey were too much for our team n the next match and dispite best efforts they came off second best, losing 3-0.
Minichinhampton saw the boys level drop slightly and in a game they should have won they never really got into the game. They never gave up but just couldn’t get any attacking play going forward and lost 2-0.DSC_1250
Determined to bounce back Shoreham faced Beckenham Tigers. These were the best team on the day and the boys played a very strong match.  Physically matching the touring side they gave no ground. Losing 3-0 didn’t really reflect the match which saw the boys play on a high level and test their opposition.
Last up were hosts Bognor and Shoreham bounced back with an excellent performance.  Although tired after a day in the sun they ran strongly to win 4-0.
It was a good day for the team, again being challenged by strong and talented sides.  On another day they could have claimed second with a little luck and a more consistent level of performance.  They eventually finished fourth showing how small margins make a big difference.
Many congratulations to the Shoreham lads who helped out hosts Bognor and gainedDSC_0782 valuable experiencce along the way.  The performances improved across the day as they gelled as a team and many were the stand out players in matches.
It is important to have a large squad and we are lucky DSC_0792to have a so many committed players.  Providing game time, to build skills and experience can be tough, so to have and take this opportunity will help out both the boys and the team.

U10 Sussex Festival 16th March 2014

P1030883Shoreham U10s arrived at Brighton for the East Sussex festival on a beautiful day with a tough group, but with high hopes.  Continued improvement across the season meant the team were looking to progress further than last year when they finished sixth.

First up were Burgess Hill who were no match for a Shoreham team who flew out of the blocks.  The strength in the tackle, was just too much and once the passing clicked it resulted in tries.  Mattias Woollard used his pace to grab four in a 6-0 win.

Next came Hellingly, a team who have provided stiff opposition to Shoreham already this P1030869season.  A tight game, with strong defence from both sides saw a low scoring game decided by some incisive attacking play by Shoreham 2-1.


Brighton were the last group opponents and the blues came at Shoreham from the off.  An early score put the boys behind and a sustained spell of pressure from Brighton at the end of the first half had Shoreham defending on their own line.  Previously Shoreham would have reached half time 2 or 3 down and the game out of reach.  The hard work and commitment in defending their line meant it was only 1-0 and the boys were still in the match.  The second half was perhaps the green and gold’s best performance.  They withstood further pressure but started to exert some of their own. Toby Gale scored to make it level before Mattias Woollard rounded off excellent P1030932team work with the winner.  The 2-1 result meant Shoreham had won their group and progressed into the Championship final.P1030936

These two matches for the title were against two of the strongest teams in Sussex and reaching this level was a new experience for the U10s. It was just reward for their continued development as a team and also showed how tough it is at the top.



Against Crowborough Shoreham never really got going and lively opponents found too many gaps. A poor first half left the boys with a mountain to climb but improvements did come in the second half.  Back to their best after the break Shoreham gave Crowborugh a much better game and finally broke down their defence to score. 4-1

Shoreham U10 - East Sussex 1The final match was against eventual champions Lewes who proved their quality with a 5-0 win.  Tired bodies played a part but this was a game against a very good side.

This placed Shoreham third in the festival which is a huge improvement and just reward for all of the squads efforts this season.  To be playing he top teams is tough, but we will move on and get better from doing so.

U10 v Burgess Hill & Heathfield 9th March 2014

DSC_0745Shoreham U10s provided two teams to take on hosts Burgess Hill and two teams from Heathfield.

Both teams got off to a flying start, Shoreham Green took on Heathfield Green and the boys power and strength was just too much for the opposition.  Harvey Matthews ran over for 4 tries in a 7-1 win.

Shoreham Gold worked their way into the match with Burgess Hill after giving their hosts a start with some sloppy tackling.  A 7-5 win reflected an end to end match with three tries for Shoreham’s Finn Clifton.DSC_0153


Shoreham Green proved to be far too strong for Burgess Hill in the next match.  No ground was given and their powerful running opened up their opposition numerous times in a 9-0 win.

DSC_0266Heathfield Green were the next opponents for Shoreham Gold and the team fought bravely against a more experienced team.  They restricted their opponents without really threatening and lost 5-0.





Heathfield Red were the final opponents for Shoreham Gold and the boys bounced back to form despite tired legs.  A good game resulted in a narrow 4-3 loss.



The last match saw Shoreham Green take on Heathfield Red.  Despite the temperature rising the team completed an excellent day with a 5-0 win.

An excellent days rugby for all the boys with lots of games played and experience gained.DSC_0332

U10 v Crawley 2nd March 2014

DSC_0118Shoreham turned up to play Crawley on a good, if small, pitch.  A long match was perfect practise for the festivals ahead and enabled all the squad to get some game time.

It was an excellent display by Shoreham dominating their opposition and regularly scoring tries.  Their teamwork at the breakdown was the best it has been all season and the tackling ferocious.

Crawley put Shoreham under pressure at times and the boys defence of their own line was superb.  In reverse, the green and golds regularly played right up on the game line and forced Crawley to retreat numerous times when in possession.DSC_0143


While there was little width to find Shoreham did get the ball wide at times, but it was a day for playing up the middle of the park and the strength and commitment of the team drove them forward.  Shoreham were excellent and were well worth the 10-1 win against decent opposition.

DSC_0148Excellent referring, especially on numbers in the ruck and maul, helped teach our boys a lesson, and enabled them to work on managing this part of the game as a team.


In fact one of the most pleasing aspects of today was the boys working out the game on their own.  Decision making is crucial at this level and rather than waiting for a bellow from the sidelines the boys were organising the team and the situation themselves.DSC_0254


DSC_0493In short that was really good – well done all.