Even with a gloomy start to Sunday the London Irish ARFC U7s team were out in full force for the West London League hosted by Rosslyn Park in Chiswick.

In total we had an amazing six teams ready to take part in what was their first tournament against London Welsh, Teddington and Rosslyn Park. The level of excitement and enthusiasm was just brilliant with all teams tagging and score trying constantly, with some great defensive lines being seen on all pitches. All that hard training being put into practice and is great to see.

When the teams weren’t playing the coaches were keeping them warm with exercises (in between also refereeing) and parents helped keep them all fed and watered on the sidelines!

Half way through the tournament the sunshine came out re-energising our youngest competitors to keep going and all players put in 100% throughout – what a great start to our U7s season – keep it up Irish!

reported by Sarah Aris