The year 10s (for the first time in the school’s history) have reached the quarter finals of the National Cup, which is the biggest cup competition in the country. Best of luck to the Poly team as they take on Wilmington Grammar.
They are also through to the semi-finals of the Inner London Cup and qaurter finals of the Outer London Cup: a great season so far and one that will hopefully end with silverware.
The year 11s are also through to the semi-finals of the London and Blackheath Cups and will hopefully end their time here at the Poly with a cup to leave with!
The year 9s are also in the quarter finals of the Outer London Cup and the year 8s are in the semi-finals of the Blackheath Cup.
The year 7 team are the first in the school’s history to make it to the Kent Cup final this year and are in the semi-finals of the Blackheath Cup also.
Woolwich Poly hosted a year 9 tournament to decide which school went through to represent Greenwich in the London youth games. After two victories they went out in the last 8 to Palmers Catholic Academy.
The Year 10/11 team also qualified as the best team in Greenwich but controversially went out to Beths’ Grammar School in the second round.
The year 8 team came second in the Greenwich cup first round. They went on to beat St. Paul's by more than the required 20 points to win that trophy; they have incredibly only lost one game ever!
The Monday after school rugby club has come along leaps and bounds this term. We have a consistent turnout of keen year 7s, 8s and 9s each each week, which has enabled us to enter teams in to local fixtures as well as the Kent Cup coming up this month.
The year 8 and 9 combined team played two fixtures at Northfleet Technical College in February, which resulted in two victories. This result really showcases the potential that our rugby players have when they can beat other schools that have a lot more rugby playing experience behind them.
The year 7 team also travelled to Northfleet Technical College to play. Although the results didnt quite go our way, with two losses and a draw, the boys showed great heart and determination to play their very best. Positive signs were shown and the boys definitely have a level to build on in future training sessions and fixtures. The year 10 team travel to Gravesend Grammar School this week to compete in the Under 15s 7-aside Kent Cup competition. I look forward to seeing how the team progresses throughout the tournament.