LEDBURY Rugby Club celebrated a successful season for their age group sides at a recent presentation evening.

With teams ranging from the under-six age group through to the under-16s the junior section at the club continues to thrive.

The under-sixes see on average 20 youngsters training and preparing for tag rugby games next season.

Starting competitive rugby are the under-sevens who travelled to matches across Herefordshire and surrounding counties and also participated in a large festival of rugby.

The under-eights continued to progress. Awards went to: Bea Powers (Coaches Player of the Year), Ollie Sergeant (Most Improved Player) and Max Herbert-Powers (Players Player of the Year - voted by team mates). The Respect Award for upholding the core rugby values was awarded to Iroquois Adams.

The under-nines thrived developing new skills which has reflected on the pitch with a very successful season seeing them win every game at the Luctonians tournament earlier this year.

They had a fantastic rugby tour when they travelled to Exeter to play a number of teams.

The under-10s were undefeated in all games and the children have thoroughly enjoyed trying out positions for the first time.

The under-11s demonstrated their abilities and strength early on in the season when performing in front of a large crowd at the Malvern College v Monmouth School Border Shield festival.

The side were unbeaten against very strong school sides including Monmouth and The Downs.

The under-12s completed a good season at the Mini festivals at Luctonians and Worcester in April, performing well at both before closing the season with clean sheet wins away against two Dorset sides while on tour.

In the under-13 age group the season was capped off by a hugely enjoyable tour to St David’s, Wales.

The record breaking under-14 squad won the Droitwich 7’s Tournament, runners up in Cirencester 7’s and to cap it all winning the U14 North Mids Cup.

For their achievements they were named LRFC Junior Team of the Year Award.

The combined Ledbury and Bromyard under-15 side enjoyed an excellent tour to Dorset and a great 7s season, coming runners up at the Cirencester tournament.

A tough season for the under-16s saw the side stick together before picking up their first win in 14 months against Worcester.