Burnley RUFC youngsters shine

John Richmond (junior rugby chairman) and coach Scott Cryer with the squad.
John Richmond (junior rugby chairman) and coach Scott Cryer with the squad.

Burnley RUFC Under 9s took part in a festival of rugby at Sale Sharks stadium.

Burnley’s squad of Year 4 school pupils - Mason Ward, Genna Gillett, Blake Tonks, Troy Richmond, Ethan Root, Sam Shackleton, Harry Cole, Joe Molloy and Charles Wilkes - acquitted themselves well.

They lost 4-0 to eventual winners Lymm, 3-1 to Macclesfield - Shackleton scoring, 1-0 to Bury, 4-3 to Ormskirk - Cole, Root and Shackleton scoring - and beat Ellesmere Port 5-0 with a Cole hat trick, and a try each from Root and Ward.

Root was Burnley’s player of the tournament.