Medway Touch continues its Schools Cup programme of events byÂ holding a junior indoor touch comp at Medway Park.
Twelve teams arrived looking to be crowned indoor touch champions. The eventÂ was played under the FIT indoor/beach touch rules which is a fast and highÂ scoring version of the game with three attackers v two defenders with teamsÂ changing over possession of the ball following a score or an error such asÂ dropping the ball. In addition female players are awarded double points forÂ scoring.
In the Year 3/4 (Under 9) age group St Andrews Pups dominated with a unbeatenÂ run to take the cup. Taking the plate with a just one loss to the overallÂ winners were Kingfisher Chatterboxes. The Bryony Cubs took the Shield whilstÂ the St Margarets Warriors took the bowl.
The Year 5/6 (Under 11) age group was a much closer affair with both the BryonyÂ Lions and St Margarets Trojans both having an unbeaten run and the last gameÂ ended in a draw between the teams. The overall winner was decided by countingÂ the number of touchdowns and Bryony just edged the cup by one score. BryonyÂ took the cup, St Margarets the plate. St Andrews Cougars got off to o a slowÂ start but managed to get the shield. Kingfisher Crusaders took the bowl home.
Finally in the Year 7/8 (Under 13) age group the clubs Junior Spitfires sideÂ ran out comfortable winners with three straight wins and scoring an average ofÂ 15 touchdowns per game. Chatham Chargers (Chatham Grammar School for Boys) tookÂ home the plate with two wins and just one defeat to the Spitfires. Taking homeÂ the shield was the only all girls team the Fort Pitt Canons and a young BryonyÂ Tigers team took home the bowl and a bag of experience.
The event proved very popular and was a warm up for the 3rd annual Medway TouchÂ Schools Cup with takes place in May. This will be the is full outdoor game withÂ only slightly modified rules for the Under 9 comp.
If anyone is interested in joining in the clubs junior of senior activitiesÂ please go to www.medwaytouch.co.uk
For photos, including group shots with trophies and action shots and alsoÂ links to videos of a number of theÂ teams playing to give you an idea of the speed of the game even at juniorÂ level.
Please click on the following link: Medway Indoor Touch Comp