This September saw the return to competitive rugby for all Beverley Grammar School teams, in both rugby league and rugby union.
Due to Covid restrictions, Year 7 and Year 8 were yet to play their first competitive games for the school. The anticipation paid off and both teams played some exceptional rugby. Year 7 played a league friendly game against Hessle High School with the Year 8s playing a multi-team tournament held at the Grammar School, against teams from both Wolfreton School and Hornsea School & Language College.
Year 9 had their first Rugby Union Yorkshire Cup fixture, narrowly beating Wolfreton School and will play South Hunsley School in their second pool game later in the term.
Year 11 played a rugby league friendly against Longcroft School in what was a well battled local derby.
Finally, the stand out performance of the term was from the Year 10 team who became the school’s first team to qualify for the Rugby League Yorkshire Cup. The team came top of the Hull and East Riding School League after fixtures against South Hunsley, Sirius North and Kelvin Hall. They will go on to play against teams from Halifax, Castleford and Leeds in their Yorkshire Cup pool – these will be played in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Overall it was a great return to competitive rugby with fantastic numbers of students getting involved in both codes of the games, with plenty of matches still to play over the academic year.