Rockcliff U13s win second tournament in 12 months

Rockcliff Under-13s saw off some of the best sides in Yorkshire, Durham and Scotland to lift the prestigious Harrogate Festival Trophy.

This is the second major trophy that this team have won in the last 12 months, following on from the Tynedale 7s, last year.

Coach Simon Forster said: “That was extremely tough. We thought we knew our team, but even we’re astounded at their resolve and character.

“When the chips were down they stood up, put their bodies on the line massively and came through, battered and bruised, but unbeaten all day.

“The lads were knackered at the end, they had given everything.

“We’ll take it easy with them at training on Wednesday before going down to Yorkshire again on Sunday to take on Otley – Yorkshire County Cup champions.”

Anyone interested in playing for Whitley Bay Rockcliff Under-13s should call Simon Forster on 07908 662392.