Drybrook Girls end season with more success!


After a season of not being able to play rugby at the Mannings due to the weather and pitch conditions and teams not wanting to travel to Drybrook, the 3 girls teams finally had home games for the last games of the season.
The u13s played against a much bigger and very strong exeter squad, and did well to match the girls throughout the game. The u13s didnt want to lose on their final home game and dug deep to ensure their amazing match winning season didnt end in a loss.
The girls managed to hold on for a draw and did really well to finish the game level.
The u13s have had a trully amazing season, winning tournament after tournament and should be congratulated on the success they have had, well done girls!

The u15s girls played against Tewkesbury u15s in a match that saw both individual skills and talent as well as brilliant team work. The u15s have had a rocky season through injuries but in this final game all girls were on form and gave the spectators a spectacular game to watch, with a try frenzy!
The final score was 77 – 5 to Drybrook, with katie jeffery, shauna bennett, lottie Fisher, and saska bowdler scoring the tries, and saska also kicking conversions. The u15s have showed grit and determination all season, though they have been up against it on numerous occasions, this result was deserved and showed them to be the wonderful squad they are.

The u18 girls played a round robin v Wyevern Warriors and Tewkesbury -with a few players out due to work committments, Drybrook knew they had to dig deep as a squad.
In the first game against Wyevrrn Warriors, the play went end to end, with tries scored by wyevern then drybrook then wyevern again. Some great play saw drybrook match the 3 tries scored by the opposition, but were unlucky to just lose the game by a conversion. Drybrooks tries were scored by Hannah Meek, Ty Tucker and April Vanston.
In the second game versus Tewkesbury, the girls were determined to come away with a win. Their passion and skills paid off and the girls beat their good friends from Tewkesbury by 14 points to 5. Both tries scored by Ty Tucker, with Maizie Morgan kicking the conversions. The u18s have had a season of ups and downs but have stuck together and kept going to show they have dedication and determination as well as exceptional talent and great team work as a squad.


Drybrook RFC girls section took 50 girls and 20 parents on tour to Minehead Butlins – where the u13s and u15s squads took part in a tournament organised by Leicester Tigers.

The girls played in games over the saturday and sunday, the u13s playing 5 games and the u15s playing 6 games.

The u13s won every single one of their matches, playing teams 2 teams from minehead, weston, castle cary and camberley, scoring an impressive 32 tries over the 5 games and only conceding 2 tries !! The girls endured broken noses, black eyes, shoulder injuries and lots of mud to take the tournament title! The u13s never give up and always work as a team, they were a pleasure to watch, as has been the case all season, fantastic rugby from fantastic girls, deserved winners.

The u15s battled against strong opposition and picked up injury after injury, seeing a 14 squad depleted to a 8 girl squad by the end of the weekend. 2 girls were taken by ambulance to taunton with back injuries, 1 a foot injury, and 2 sick on the sunday and another with a re occurring injury, the thought of winning looked like itwas slipping away. However the girls played their hearts out,and after the saturday games they had beaten Wells and Minehead and drew versus cleve. The sunday conditions were muddy to say the least and with so many injuries the girls knew they were up against it and had to dig deep. The girls stepped up and then some, and won every game, with passion and pride keeping them going. They deserved the tournament title and were well deserved winners.
Both teams won, doing the double for drybrook, and were presented with winners trophies on the stage at Butlins, to cheers from the u18s girls and proud parents.
As this was the first year the tournament has been open to girls teams, drybrook will go down in the record book for the first tournament winners and for doing the double!
Drybrook u15s player katie jeffery was also awarded a magic moment award from Leicester Tigers, for her amazing try scored, that saw her tackle, rob the ball, and then run the whole length of the pitch to touch down for Drybrook.

The tour was an absolutely fantastic end to the season and has really put Drybrook Girls on the map yet again.

The girls are now looking forward to their end of season ball, on 24th may at drybrook, where they can enjoy an evening of celebrations for their achievements over the season 2013/2014.