School sport: Trinity are Kings of the Castle

(l-r) Trinity's Jared Roach, Jordan Linley, Kieran Wood, and Alec Hanson celebrate a try. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Trinity's Jared Roach, Jordan Linley, Kieran Wood, and Alec Hanson celebrate a try. Picture: Andrew Roe

Trinity Academy’s powerful Year 11 team bowed out of school rugby in style by being crowned Doncaster champions.

Trinity lifted the Under 16 Cup after beating Hall Cross Academy 29-5 at Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights, last week.

Assistant vice principal and team coach Andy Thurlow said the victory capped an impressive five years for the team.

He said: “I was very pleased with the attitude and commitment of the lads.

“They have capped a fine five years together as a team here at Trinity with an outstanding performance.

“Hall Cross were a very strong team. They were a big, physical side who were technically gifted.

Trinity's Kieran Wood tries to get past the Hall Cross defence. Picture: Andrew Roe

Trinity's Kieran Wood tries to get past the Hall Cross defence. Picture: Andrew Roe

“However, our strong hitting forwards put Trinity in an excellent position to strike.”

Principal Ian Brew added: “This squad has really grown together during their time at Trinity Academy and we all congratulate them on an excellent all round team performance.”

Trinity’s sports personality of the year Jordan Linley opened the scoring for his side but Hall Cross gave as good as they got as the first half ended 5-5.

But after the break Trinity’s powerful forward play saw them surge ahead.

Linley was on the scoresheet a second time, with Michael Kulawik, captain Kieron Wood and Jared Roach also on the trysheet. Jack Cuttle and Roach each kicked a conversion.