Nobel International School Algarve Steps out for Inaugural Rugby Tournament

in Algarve · 03-05-2018 14:50:00 · 0 Comments
Nobel International School Algarve Steps out for Inaugural Rugby Tournament

Nobel International School Algarve 1st VII rugby team competed in its first competition on Saturday 21 April at Loulé Municipal Park and Rugby Club ground, making history for the school which has only formed its first rugby team this academic year.

The full squad of boys and girls played in a friendly tournament that involved Nobel International School, Loulé School, Rugby Vila da Moita, Loulé Rugby Club and Faro University Rugby Club. The girls´ teams played a combination team from Faro and Loulé School and their match was divided into thirds.
The boys played three games and this was their first playing experience, captained by Joey Miller-Cheevers, who orchestrated the play from half back. Coach Joe Walker, former Sale Sharks and Premiership Rugby coach, said: “They showed natural talent and ability for the game of rugby. There is still a lot to learn but have only been training since November and made a big impact on the supporters, other teams and rugby professionals watching.

He added: “The girls also showed off the skills they have been learning in after-school training, and we saw some excellent tackling and teamwork. Their game was very physical and the girls showed great resilience and determination, and Head of School’s daughter Kiara Farrer scored the first try in the school’s history! The girls lost two and drew one of their short games, improving in each game, and the boys won one, drew one and lost one out of their three games.
The coach also made special mention of Diamond Properties Algarve for sponsoring their first school rugby kit, and for being there to support the team, and Head of School Mike Farrer for creating the opportunity for them to develop the sport at the school.



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