De Aston’s final double in record event

De Aston's U13 Rugby 7s team finished joint winners at the County Tournament

De Aston's U13 Rugby 7s team finished joint winners at the County Tournament

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THERE was a record number of teams entered into this year’s County Rugby 7s Tournament, hosted by De Aston School.

The cold and very wet conditions didn’t put too much of a dampener on proceedings for the 43 school teams, although kick off was delayed and some students retreated to the minibus as shelter from the rain in between games, but the final eventually started at 6pm.

De Aston reached both finals – the U13 team were joint winners, along with The Priory City of Lincoln Academy, and the U14 team were runners up to Lincoln Minster School.

Twelve of De Aston’s Sixth Form students worked with the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire (NLD) RFU Referees Society to referee the matches. The event was organised by Jon Miller, PE teacher at De Aston School, who would like to thank everyone involved – especially Market Rasen RUFC for the loan of their pitches, NLD RFU Referees Society and De Aston Sixth Form Students for refereeing, and Matthew Hood from Lincolnshire RFU for presenting the trophies.