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The Royal Harbour


Rugby Success

Updated: Mar 27, 2022

Last night marked the end of the rugby season for our students. They have played 13 matches this year and represented the school with pride. The teams have enjoyed competing in tough games against the likes of Dover Grammar, Dane Court and St Edmunds and have had victories against Sandwich, Dover Christchurch and King Ethelbert School twice.

The boys have worked so hard in and out of lesson time and due to COVID restrictions, this was their first rugby season. We now have a few students playing at Thanet Wanderers as a result, which we are hoping to build upon in the future.

We would like to congratulate everyone involved and thank all the staff who have offered encouragement and support. We are so proud of all our students who are so polite and respectful at fixtures, and don’t stop giving 100%, even in the toughest games.

One teacher, Mr Rigden, commented: “It was an absolute pleasure watching the boys play yesterday, their team spirit and camaraderie was second to none. Well done lads!”

When commenting about the Year 7 team’s first experience at an external rugby festival, Head of PE, Mr Capeling said, “The students were amazing. This was their first experience at an external festival and their attitude and sportsmanship was exceptional. They thanked the officials and organisers before the tournament even started and were a credit to the school. The resilience to keep battling all the way through every game was a pleasure to watch.”


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