â€‹PICTURES: Pictures can be viewed and downloaded HERE
Issued: June 19, 2016
PIC 1 - Maddie Fitch about to score a try.
PIC 2 - Maddie Fitch, Amy Fitch, Kiera Carroll and Lily Wagstaff tagging opponents
PIC 3 - (back, left to right) Lily Wagstaff (captain), Kiera Carroll, Jodie Verghese and Maya Matias with (front, left to right) Maddie Fitch, Faye Plunger, Amy Fitch, Tilly Mae Kent and Isabelle Smith
West Hatch High School girls go unbeaten in tag rugby competition
Year 7 and Year 8 girls at West Hatch High School combined to form a formidable team which was undefeated in the Barking Tag Rugby competition organised by the RFU.
The girl' results included 7-1 and 5-0 victories.
Maddie Fitch, who plays for Eton Rugby Club, scored seven tries while her sister, Amy - who is also with Eton - scored four tries.
The Year 7s also showed their worth as Isobel Smith scored three tries against schools such as Sydney Russell and Jo Richardson.
This was the first time the year groups had played together as a team and they gelled straight away.
Lily Wagstaff captained the team on the day and showed great leadership skills helping the Year 7s and organising the team.
Kiera Carroll and Jodie Verghese were triumphant in moving the ball forward drawing the opposition in.
Regular training attendees Tilly Mae Kent and Faye Plunger (Year 7) held their own, making crucial tags and supporting the girls.
Making her first appearance, Maya Matias kept West Hatch in the game at one point with her rapid speed to stop the opposition scoring at the last minute. Each girl played their part and really enjoyed the experience.
Head of PE Coralie Reid said: "I stepped in to take the girls as Miss Dawkes (their coach) was unavailable.
"It was a pleasure to see how well they played, and always nice to see West Hatch completely dominate in any sport."