South London kids shine at festival

For the second time in as many months Storm park in Thornton Heath was the centre of Junior Rugby League activity in London as last Sunday the venue hosted the South London 2007 festival.

The event which attracted a host of teams including Croydon, Addington, Brixton, Thornton Heath, Kent Ravens, Whitton Warriors and Davenies, saw teams compete at U'9 and U'11 levels.

Both age groups were hotly contested and tournament organiser Dave Bold commented positively on the standards of play on show "there were a lot of really close competitive games and i think the standard of play gets better each year. Yet again the players themselves as well as all the parents and volunteers have been a credit to themselves and the sport"

A number of representatives of Super League side Harlequins RL including 1st teamers Zeb Luisi and Daniel Hekenburg, Head coach Brian McDermott and Assistant coach and ex Storm favourite Rob Powell, were on hand to see Addington Lightning triumph in the U 9's competition in a high scoring final against Whitton Warriors.

London All stars took home the U 9's plate after victory over Thornton Heath. In the Under 11's Davenies triumphed over Croydon Hurricanes and the plate trophy went to the London All stars who sneaked past Brixton.

The day also saw a display of great Rugby in and under 7's exhibition match. The next Junior festivals are at Harlequins on July 7th and Brixton Bulls on July 15th.