Guernsey Schools Rugby went down to the sister isle and won the Lord Jersey Cup spectacularly earlier this month.
OF&D helped the side out by covering the cost to use the 3G pitch at the KGV to allow them to continue to train even even during the worst of the winter weather, which Rugby Development Officer Steve Melbourne believe made the difference in the first and last game of the tournament when the boys were tested to the maximum.
Having won their qualifying pool which consisted of three 20 minute matches, without dropping a point, they made it to the final where they thrashed De la Salle College – the holders – 29-0.
Guernsey also had the player of the tournament in Alfie Penney, but it was an all-round fine performance from the team.
‘The best side I’ve seen from Guernsey’ were the unprompted words of a seasoned Caesarean rugby expert after watching the Guernsey Schools triumph – magnificently. ‘A class above’ the rest
Steve Melbourne, the Guernsey RDO, admitted the Guernsey lads ‘were very impressive’.
‘To concede no points in four matches was fantastic.’
In the final de la Salle were clearly the bigger side, but Guernsey, who have been coached by Werner Starbuck, Seoirse Lee and Connor Sullivan, with assistance from the RDO, played their opponents off the park.