Trojans U16 Section - End of Season Dinner
80+ show at the club for a great end of season celebration
34 Players, (nearly 80% of the squad) and 50 or so Mums, Dads, Grandad and siblings showed for the end of season U16 Dinner at Trojans Club
Stefano excelled himself with a fantastic beef roast, and there was music, jokes, presentations and speeches (including from the boys). All present agreed it was a great way to finish what had been a fantastic season for the U16's.
The season had seen 30 plus matches/ festivals, a wonderful tour to Bath, a variety of guest coaches, and one in which they ended the season as Hampshire County Champions (for the 3rd time), and Alton sevens Champions. Trojans Chiefs lost just the one game in the regular part of the season and the Trojans Warriors also had a season of real progress. The Warriors, following promotion the previous season, defeated both Havant and Alton in the Hampshire 3rd Division League and had some fine wins and really promising performances in friendlies. A total of 43 boys represented Trojans U16 regularly during 2016/17.
This also brings to an end 4 great years of Junior rugby for this particular group. It is an era in which the section has managed to play 2 squads throughout the 4 years U13-U16, including in Hampshire Competitions. This is the first time this has been achieved either in the club or county in recent years.
Through that time, a total of 13 have represented County (10 this season), a total of 10 have been participating in the National UR7 Sevens academy (8 this season), and 2 players are next year joining the ACE London Irish Academy programme.
We wish the whole squad a great Summer off from rugby and we wish the players all the very best going forward in their future rugby careers.
The U16 Management and Coaching Team