Year 10 put on an amazing performance at rugby final but kept from trophy

22 November 2023

Year 10 put on an amazing performance at rugby final but kept from trophy

On 21 November the year 10 rugby team had their Kent rugby final at Gravesend Rugby Club against Tunbridge Wells Grammar.

Amazing performance

The performance that the team last night was amazing, they carried well, tackled well and didn’t let their heads drop throughout the game. A very evenly contested first half, with both teams trading scores and coming in at half time for 17-5 to Tunbridge Wells. With Aylesford making a few changes we looked to put pressure on Tunbridge Wells, however with them bringing on 7 sets of fresh legs in the second half kept us pinned back in our own half for much of the second half. The defence on the try line for a number of minutes was a huge demonstration of the desire the boys had to keep the scoring, however after a few minutes of constant attack they finally went over. With some tiring bodies from Aylesford and the organised pay of Tunbridge Wells they went over a few more times.

Commitment and resilience

With minutes to go Aylesford found there rhythm once more and finished the game with a well worked tried in the corner. Unfortunately we came up against a very strong Tunbridge Wells side, that put us under a lot of pressure early on in the game and kept the pressure on throughout. I cannot fault the teams commitment and resilience to keep going.


The journey this team as been on this year in the cup run has been phenomenal and to get to the final in the first place was a huge achievement and competing against some top grammar schools along the way was no mean feat. Rightly so the boys were disappointed to come away without the trophy but all should be extremely proud of their achievements so far.

Final Score Aylesford 12 – 46 Tunbridge Wells

If you see any of the following please congratulate them on a great performance, thank you to all the parents and staff that were able to come and cheer the team on.

Blake I
Bradley B
Max D
Rhys L
Oscar P
Ollie C
Charlie M
Callum A
Riley D
Riley B
Martin M
Finn S
Frankie F
Ethan W
Joe M
Dimitar T