Katie Reynolds From Worlebury
In the second match of this seasons South West Divisional Rugby Championship U18 Girls, four Hornettes players were selected in the team to represent Somerset. Amy Coles fullback, Eleanor Febrey at hooker, Natasha Foley second row and Katie Reynolds at wing forward.
The match against Cornwall was played at Camborne RFC in Cornwall.
From the start Somerset had total control of this match in all departments. The forwards were both strong in attack and defence and the backs took every opportunity to run at the opposition.
The Cornwall tactic of kicking the ball over the top saw the Hornette's fullback Amy Coles gathering the ball and running straight back at them, causing all sorts of problems for the Cornish defence. Somerset soon scored two quick tries to make them 10 points to nil up.
Somerset continued to test the resolve of the Cornish defence which held out until just before half time when Coles' efforts were rewarded with a try. This gave Somerset a 15 points to nil lead at the break.
The second half saw Somerset enjoying the lion's share of the possession and taking control of the game. The three Hornette's forward players of Febrey, Reynolds and Foley combined well in both defence and attack. They were either running at the opposition in attack or putting in some very strong tackles in defence.
In this half Somerset scored another four tries with no reply. The final try being scored by the captain Febrey. This gave a final score of 35 points to nil in favour of Somerset.
Amy is a student at Weston College, Natasha attends Backwell 6th Form, Katie a Year 11 pupil at Worle Community School in Weston-super-Mare and Eleanor Hartpury College.
This was a long day for all concerned and a special thanks was given to the parents for providing the transport to Camborne. The travelling time being three hours each way.
Katie Reynolds From Worlebury Centre
In the first match of this seasons South West Divisional Rugby Championship U18 Girls, five Hornettes players were selected in the team to represent Somerset. Amy Coles in the centre, Katie Reynolds from Worlebury at wing forward, Natasha Foley No 8, Eleanor Febrey at prop and Isabella Parselle on the wing.
The match against Dorset and Wiltshire was played at Banbury RFC in Oxfordshire.
Within a short space of time Somerset found themselves two tries down due to some poor handling allowing the opposition to gain the ball with ease. The players realised that they had to improve their performance and replied with a try of their own, only to see another try scored against them. But a try just before half time saw them finish the half 15 points to 10 down.
The second half was a totally different story with Somerset turning the tables and coming out on top in all areas of the game. Soon after the restart Amy Coles made a fine run and scored a converted try under the posts to put Somerset in front for the first time. Then followed a further three tries one of which was converted.
In the final quarter Dorset and Wiltshire made a strong comeback but they could not breakdown the Somerset defence which held strong. The final score was 15 points to 34 in favour of Somerset, the opposition being prevented from scoring at all in the second half.
The Hornettes players all gave fine performances with Febrey strong in the scums with hard running from her as well as Foley. There was good running in the backs with Parselle and Coles, the latter scoring a try. Reynolds produced her trademark crunch tackles to halt the opposition in their tracks.
Katie Reynolds Behind Hand
All the players really enjoyed the experience and can take a lot of credit from how they performed. It was how the coaches wanted them to play and they really showed their quality.
Amy is a student at Weston College, Isabelle - Clevedon 6th Form, Natasha - Backwell 6th Form and Eleanor Hartpury College.
Katie is a Year 11 pupil at Worle Community School in Weston-super-Mare where she has played football, hockey and rugby with distinction. She was recently awarded the girls sports trophy.
All of the girls would like to thank everyone who have helped them achieve this standard of rugby. This includes the coaches at Hornets RFC and the various schools and colleges that they attend. Not forgetting the parents who provide the transport for both matches and training.
Following the match all girls were presented with a Somerset badge in recognition of playing rugby at county level.
The bus leaves the town on the hour. 0900, 1000, 1100, 1300, 1400, 1500(NSD), 1600 and 1700hrs.
First bus from Worlebury is 0925hrs, then 1025, 1125, 1325, 1425(NSD), 1525(NSD) and 1625hrs.
The route now goes around South Road.
Elite sea angler Jack Reynolds of Worlebury travelled down to Weymouth to take part in the Weymouth Angling Society and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Sea Angling Festivals 2017. The event held over two days attracted anglers from across the country.
The 11-year-old had two very good days of fishing on board the fishing boat 'Fish On 2' owned by Josh Simmonds of Weymouth.
Anglers in the boat festivals competed for a variety of trophies and prizes in both the large and small boat categories - with the winners determined on a catch and release points based system with only specimen fish brought back to the scales.
Jack was using a Shimano rod with a mackerel and squid bait when he caught the best specimen of the day in both the adult and junior sections of the competition. His bull huss, weighing in at 5.18kgs was good enough to win him the Avery Boyce Memorial Trophy and the Juniors Annual Festival Cup. Quite an achievement considering the adult anglers that he was up against.
He is a Year 7 pupil at Worle Community School in Weston-super-Mare and a member of Bristol Channel Fishing - Supporting Angling Communities, where he takes part in match fishing for Channel Anglers.
Jack is sponsored by both Veals Fishing Tackle, Bristol and Baytree Road Garage, Weston-super-Mare.
Also fishing in the competition was Jack's father, Richard Reynolds, although out-fished by his son, he came away with a cup. He was awarded the Marlboro Cup for the best conger eel. Also fishing on the boat was Jack's grandfather Geoff Reynolds who on this occasion was out of the prizes.
Following the competition cups and prizes were presented by the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Councillor Kevin Brookes.
The Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS) has been introduced to complement the installation of the defibrillator, which is situated at Worlebury Golf Club.
The system is now live and we have volunteers who can be called to fetch the defibrillator. They will then deliver it to where it is required.
If you need help:
- Ring 999 immediately to call for an ambulance
- Ring VETS on 01934 442 911
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