Saturday 12th October saw the first Jack Rendall Memorial Cup match take place in very wet conditions at the Rugby Club with East visiting Kirkwall. To encourage unity within the sections, the coaching team decided to run a mixed warm-up with the Kirkwall and East players. They were split into their P4/5 and P6/7 age groups and took part in a 30min warm-up. The warm-up session allowed the squads to interact together with some different types of drills from straight running with ball in hand to defensive lines and footwork through the poles and ladders.
Primary 4/5 Match
With the school holidays just started, East travelled with a few less players than normal but Kirkwall were able to donate players to even up sides. Throughout the 10 minute halves, both teams were showing great spirit with a lot of running, tackling and support play. Kirkwall turned out winners on the day - Kirkwall 10 v East 4. Referee Al Watson
Primary 6/7 Match
The coaches for both teams decided to play 10 v 10 with no subs so that everyone was able to keep warm while the rain poured down. The pitch underfoot was heavy but it didn't seem to hamper either side and there was some great rugby being played during the 10 minute halves from both teams. East turned out winners on the day - Kirkwall 4 v East 9.
Referee Stewart Spence