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Rugby Union: Barking kids enjoy great time at Westcliff Festival

PUBLISHED: 13:30 21 March 2017

Barking under-eights listen intently to coach Jack Kendall's words at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC)

Barking under-eights listen intently to coach Jack Kendall's words at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC)

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Five Barking youth teams made the trip to the coast to face their rivals

Barking under-sevens in action at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC) Barking under-sevens in action at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC)

Barking’s youngsters came up against plenty of their Essex rivals as several of the club’s younger teams took part in the Westcliff Festival.

The Gale Street club sent teams to compete in the under-seven, under-eight, under-nine, under-10 and under-11 competitions.

The under-sevens took part in six games on the day against some tough opposition, but produced some excellent tries and splendid rugby in exciting games.

Barking’s under-eights enjoyed their day in Westcliff, with coach Jack Kendall commenting that they played like “true champions”.

Barking under-sevens in action at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC) Barking under-sevens in action at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC)

The under-nines, with only a small squad to choose from, took on Westcliff Lions, Rochford, Westcliff Tigers and Upminster on the day.

Despite their player struggles, Barking pulled together to produce some cracking tries, while they also enjoyed posing with the European Champions and European Challenge cups.

The under-10s and under-11s, meanwhile, continue their development with games against Westcliff, Rochford, Upminster, Southend and Chelmsford.

Parents of children aged five upwards and interested in joining Barking should email barkingyouth@gmail.com or call 07918 822665.

Barking under-nines in action at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC) Barking under-nines in action at the Westcliff Festival (pic: Barking RFC)

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