Boundary Oak U13 boys rugby team celebrate national championship win

With the excitement of the Six Nations inspiring young rugby players, Boundary Oak School U13 boys’ rugby team are celebrating following a sensational victory in the ISA National U13 Rugby championships on March 14 – their first national competition.

Boundary Oak U13s celebrating their win at the ISA Rugby Sevens tournament
Boundary Oak U13s celebrating their win at the ISA Rugby Sevens tournament

2nd April 2019 — Eight schools competed in the tournament, which was held at St James Boys Senior School in Twickenham.

After winning the group stage against Abbey Gate College, The Cedars School and St James Boys School, the Boundary Oak team - led by year 8 team captain James Miller - went on to beat Princethorpe from Warwickshire in the final.

Joe Davis, Head of Sport at Boundary Oak, said: “I am immensely proud of the boys and how they turned every game around with their positive attitude.”

Davis, who plays for Havant Rugby Club alongside his coaching role at Boundary Oak, added: “We won the second game easily with a great game and play by all. Once we reached the third game, we became complacent to start with and were 4-1 down at half time. The boys pulled together with everything they had and came back to draw the game – scoring a try in the final 3 minutes!”

Despite being 1-0 down in the final at half time, the Boundary Oak team managed to turn things around and win the game 3-1.

Boundary Oak headteacher James Polansky commented: “We are so proud of our boys becoming ISA National Rugby Champions. This is a fantastic achievement considering the size of our school. We have always punched above our weight in rugby, but to do so at national level is truly remarkable. It’s a true testament to the dedication, drive and enthusiasm of both our pupils and staff.”

About Boundary Oak School

Boundary Oak School is an IAPS co-educational, day and boarding for 2 to 16 year olds.

Located among 30 acres of beautiful English countryside, with fields, woods and stunning views, Boundary Oak is a magical setting for a child’s education. It is also steeped in history; the Grade II listed main building, Roche Court, was built by Peter de Roches, the bishop of Winchester, in the 13th Century and hosted King John of England and his son Henry III. The school itself is celebrating its centenary next year having been founded in 1918.

Boundary Oak School takes pride in its strong family ethos and the personalised learning it provides. This is a community of learning built upon mutual trust between teachers and pupils with a strong shared sense of purpose, and a commitment to high standards driven by passion and enthusiasm.

Our rigorous academic curriculum is supplemented by our vast array of clubs, sports, drama, music, art, computing and outdoor learning opportunities. Facilities include an art and DT studio, food technology classroom, theatre, library, ICT and 3D printing suite, woodland school, swimming pool, hockey and tennis astro, and extensive sporting grounds.

We aim to foster an intellectual curiosity to develop freedom of thought and expression and support our pupils to take responsibility for their own personal and collective learning.

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