Mar 10, 2016
Get Onside Presentation Match
Once again the award winning Get Onside programme excels as participants play and win a fixture against St Benedict’s School development team.
We are so thankful to the school for offering up their time and now making this a regular fixture on their calendar. The game is played to wrap up the course cycle, spend time with families and meet new people. The day also includes a short presentation highlighting the boy’s achievements on the course.
We started with 18 boys of which 11 will have graduated the course gaining new life skills, employability skills, numeracy and literacy skills along with the discipline and ethos of new rugby skills. Soon these boys will be released from Feltham and then Saracens Sport Foundation staff and mentors will be there to assist them on our “through the gate” program.
Another thanks goes to the St Benedict’s sixth form who have chosen the Get Onside as their partner program, where they have raised £201 to support us.
The match started off with Feltham scoring in the opening minutes through Luke George to take a 5 – 0 lead however this was short lived with St Benedict’s running in 2 unconverted tries. Feltham then came back with a try from Troy Jones who picked up from the base of the scrum 5 meters from his try line and ran the length of the pitch to score under the posts. Luke George converted that try to give Feltham the lead, 12 – 10 at half time.
The second half was an all Feltham affair with 2 tries from Jacob Ferry and 1 from Devon Brown. Luke George who was our stand out player of the game converted both the Jacob Ferry tries but was off the pitch for the Devon Brown try due to a shoulder injury right at the end. The conversion was taken but missed by an ex participant of the course Charlie Greaves, who gave up his time to come and support the course that has helped him gain employment at Virgin Rail.
Feltham being the eventual winners 33 -10.
After the game we had a short ceremony where our captain Samad Fazil for the day said a few words. He expressed his thanks, echoed by the other boys from the course, to everyone that has lent a hand in the making of it.