North of England Prep Schools Rugby Champions

This thrilling final showcased the essence of sportsmanship as Aysgarth faced off against Barnard Castle in a match that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The game unfolded with intensity, featuring a display of outstanding performances from both teams.

Our captain, Jake, demonstrated exceptional leadership and determination throughout the match, and it was a true honour when he was presented with the coveted trophy by none other than former British and Irish Lion, John Spencer. This moment was a testament to the hard work and dedication that Jake and the entire team poured into their preparation and performance.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Philip Eddleston, the club secretary and a dedicated parent from Aysgarth, for orchestrating a truly wonderful evening. Philip's efforts brought together boys from all four schools - Aysgarth, Sedbergh Prep, Stonyhurst, and Barnard Castle - to celebrate the spirit of rugby and camaraderie. This event not only showcased the excellence of the teams but also the values of sportsmanship, fair play, and the bonds forged through the love of the game.

In the end, it was not just about the victory on the scoreboard but also the victory of sportsmanship that shone brightly. We are proud of our team's achievement and the way they conducted themselves on and off the field. This win is a testament to the dedication, teamwork, and resilience of our young athletes, and it serves as a reminder of the enduring importance of sportsmanship in the world of sports. Congratulations to Aysgarth U13A, and may the spirit of fair play continue to guide our journey in the world of rugby and beyond.