Fantastic day in Premiership Cup for Bury’s stars of future

GRAND DAY OUT: Bury St Edmunds under-11s at the Saracens Premiership Cup event
GRAND DAY OUT: Bury St Edmunds under-11s at the Saracens Premiership Cup event
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Bury St Edmunds Under-11s player Archie Williams 
enjoyed every minute of his Land Rover Premiership 
Rugby Cup experience.

The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a national grassroots tournament officiated by Premiership Rugby and run in conjunction with all 12 clubs.

Saracens hosted their event as under-11s and under-12s mini rugby teams met at Mill Hill Rugby Club.

More than 7,000 children will participate over the course of the campaign as they go in search of a spot in the ‘Parade of Champions’ during half-time of the Aviva Premiership Grand Final.

Williams, 10, was not able to lift the Under-11s Cup for a spot at Twickenham, but said: “It’s been a fantastic day.

“I’ve never seen so many teams in one place, and I never knew they would all be so good.

“We are learning that we won’t always win, and some games will be hard and you may lose, but it’s more important to just be playing and having fun.”

Casting an eye over the players were Saracens’ Nils Mordt and England Under-20 young gun Aaron Morris, who offered advice as well as helping out with the trophy and medal presentation.

n Land Rover supports grassroots rugby and provides the opportunity for over 7,000 youngsters to take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup each season. Keep up to date with the latest Land Rover rugby activity by following @LandRoverRugby on Twitter.

n Bury St Edmunds Under-13s lost 24-12 at home to Colchester A in an evenly-matched encounter last week.

Max Derbyshire and Fergus Vickery produced fine performances for Bury and Jordan Dunkerly and Harvey Williams scored tries, but Colchester sealed the victory.

This week, they drew 5-5 at Cambridge, taking the lead after an elusive run by Harvey Williams.

Jack North was the man of the match, but Cambridge broke through to level with 10 minutes remaining.

n Bury players Tom Brown and Callum Hampstead have been selected for Eastern Counties Under-16s’ fixture with Herts which takes place at The Leys School, Cambridge, on Sunday (12pm).