All age groups at Esher Rugby were invited to take place in the Surrey A festival at Dorking, it is a large event with more than 1,000 people in attendance.

The U8s team has a very small squad with only 15 players compared to the 50+ players a lot of the other teams manage to recruit.

However despite the lack of players the coaches have more time to spend with the players and have made huge progress this year as individuals and as an U8s side.

In the qualifying rounds they had a fantastic victory against Warlingham in a very tight game which ended in a 4-3 victory.

All the boys played to their absolute limit and their were some extremely creative tries both individually and as a team.

They defended with a lot of courage and gained an excellent victory.

The other games in the tournament resulted in losses however but their heads never dropped nor their outstanding work rate.

Esher RFC can be proud of what this team achieved and they will continue to work hard and hope to progress further next season.

Esher U8s normally practise every Sunday between 10 and 12; new members are made very welcome. Esher has a growing Mini and Juniors set up and are continually looking to expand.

If you would like to join Esher rugby contact, more specifically if you are interested in the U8 age group please contact Jamie.Khan@Shell.Com for any more details.