Following the inaugural ‘Unity Sevens’ competition in 2017, the college hosted its second county-wide year 7 competition. Due to new RFU regulations, the competition was changed to touch rugby for this time of the year and gave the boys the chance to experience a new form of the game.
Following two narrow victories against Bowland B and Shuttleworth, Unity were made to work hard for draws against Blessed Trinity, Tarleton Academy and Bowland A. In their final game Unity faced St Augustine’s, who also had not lost a game in the competition. After an end-to-end match, Unity were able to take a 1-0 lead and finish the round robin unbeaten.
Despite high quality and close games throughout every match, the day was played in great spirit and demonstrated the core values of rugby well. With over 70 pupils involved in the afternoon, the school and supporting volunteers will look to build on this over the coming years to provide more opportunities in rugby for all.
A huge thank you must be given to Mark Sutcliffe and Kai Burns (RFU) as well as Simon Finnan and Howard Metcalf (Burnley RUFC) for supporting the event and refereeing throughout the afternoon.