The NEW Ravens juniors, having played in several festivals of rugby league this past year (including a big London event and parading around Wembley before the Cup Final), recently represented the West Midlands in an origin series versus the East Midlands.
The two-match rugby league series was played in Derbyshire and at the Ravens’ home ground of Hopwood Park. The West Midlands put in very creditable performances in winning both matches, with several different players successfully opting to attempt conversions.
The last match owed much to the West Midlands’ defence which kept the East Midlands at bay. Easts showed massive game improvements since the last encounter and were rightly credited for their efforts.
West Midlands coaches Jason Spafford, Josh Liggett and Lee Knight praised all the players during the after-match refreshments and the East Midlands coaches presented medals to all participants, who played the games with tremendous sporting and respectful behaviour.
West Midlands would like to thank all the players, families and sponsors Cedar Invest, Focal Image and MSP for their generous support, and look forward to their next stages of development next season.
NEW Ravens play mixed indoor touch rugby every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm at Bournville College in Longbridge. All are welcome, with or without experience.
Further details from the website, https://www.newravens.co.uk or contact Gail on 07515 020844.