Ysgol Dyffryn Taf (Whitland) are victorious over Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Carmarthen) in the inaugural Carmarthenshire 5×60 Under 16 Mixed Touch Competition.
Six teams from four Carmarthenshire secondary schools competed in the first ever 5×60 Carmarthenshire Competition held on Pendine Sands. Ysgol Dyffryn Taf made it through to the final to play against Ysgol Bro Myrddin. The game eventually went to extra time and a drop off – each team has a player removed every two minutes until a score occurs. Both teams were down to four players when the winning score came to take Dyffryn Taf to a famous victory.
The day was a fantastic success with Matt Enoch (WTA Development Director) and Gareth Revell (Wales Mixed Open Captain) both being very impressed with the standard of play and in particular, the number of talented female players on show.
Partiular mention should go to one player chosen as the day’s MVP – Alisha Butchers of Queen Elizabeth High School who impressed throughout the tournament and was presented with a Wales Touch playing jersey as a prize.
There are plans to hold development sessions with a chance for. Carmarthenshire youngsters to receive some top class coaching and potentially move up to the elite level. Gorllewin Gwyllt will advertise these sessions once dates have been confirmed.
Wales Touch are keen to develop the game in the region and aim to produce more international players from Carmarthenshire.
The 5×60 team were really happy with how the tournament went and plan to do more mixed competitions in the near future. Follow the blog to be kept up to date with all the latest news and events in west Wales.
Don’t forget the fun continues at Pendine this weekend, with Mens, Womens and Mixed competitions all taking place. Some of the top Welsh teams will be playing and there its a chance for all ages to join in during the Family Touch Festival.
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