Another great season for the Suttonians Starlets U8, U10 & U12. Our numbers are still low but are growing and we now have a full squad of 25 within these age groups.
As a result we have teamed up with Terenure, and Westmanstown to form barbarian teams when participating in festivals as both clubs are also trying to grow their numbers.
This has been working really well and will continue next season 2017/2018.
The transition to contact rugby this year was slow but fruitful. Although coaches, parents and players were a little apprehensive starting out, all now fully agree that the game flows much better and the girls have greatly benefited from the change.
We have been participating in monthly festivals since October 2016 and the girls have gained invaluable experience while playing with the barbarian team.
Suttonians hosted its first minis girls festival on 12th March and the morning was a roaring success. It was attended by over 200 girls from 14 different clubs throughout Leinster.
It was wonderful to see so many girls enjoying the sport and so many parents and coaches there to support them, even the sun came out to show it's support.