A pioneering group of MCM U12 sportswomen arrived at Turf City on Saturday 16th November to take part in the annual Clifford Chance Cup. This was to be the first touch rugby event that MCM has taken part in and the first competitive opportunity for the team of eleven players who were selected to represent the College.
The spirit of the tournament was excellent; competition was of a high standard, and yet, the referees were extremely helpful in guiding the MCM girls through the intricate rules of the game. With every match, the team became stronger and wiser and spectators were certainly impressed by their tenacity and drive to score.
Once the first try had been scored, the floodgates opened and the MCM team clearly got a taste for it. They definitely turned up the heat against Singapore Cricket Club in their third game, which was rewarded with a convincing win of 6-0. Their last game of the day against TTS B team was tense and the closest match of the day. Both teams played exceptionally well and the MCM girls unfortunately lost out with a final score of 2-1.
Following the last game, Dr Sharp treated the team to some freshly baked muffins and every member also received a vest top that reads: ‘Still can’t touch this’. The girls were brimming with excitement from their first ‘touch’ experience and I don’t think it will be long until we see them competing for MCM again.
Well done to all of the team members: Rachel Fulton, Macy Hall, Olivia Gregory, Stephanie Sullivan, Marijn Van Sallandt, Julia Green, Lilli Odhner, India Boyd, Amelie Brown, Kensie McNaught, Celine Van Es.