Rugby is a developing sport at Highfields and whilst soccer remains the most popular team sport there is a small but growing number of students dedicated to improving their rugby skills. Finding appropriate fixtures is always a challenge, as schools who play rugby as their main sport are always well established with strong and experienced teams. Nevertheless, our combined team of Year 9 and 10 students enjoyed a successful run in the Staffordshire Under 15 Schools Rugby Cup beating Hagley Park, Rugeley and Stafford Grammar to reach the quarter finals where they lost to King Edward’s, Lichfield with a very creditable score line of 20-5.
The Under 14 team also competed in the Staffordshire Cup losing 15-12 to Wodensborough. Two of our rugby players, Connor McCormack and Ethan Cole have been awarded trials with the Leicester Elite Development Programme.