13 Dec 2017
Christmas Term 2017: Week 13 Sports Report

Christmas Term 2017: Week 13 Sports Report

There were a couple of midweek matches last week ahead of the final round of block fixtures. Before we get to the individual match reports well done to all pupils who have represented the school this term. We have fielded over 40 teams / crews this term and well over 500 pupils have played competitive sport in some form or another which is a fantastic achievement. I would also like to thank the parents for braving all elements and clocking up so many miles in supporting the teams. My final thanks go to all the staff who have worked so hard in helping to prepare teams and crews for all their competitive encounters. Perhaps during the final few days it would be an opportune moment for pupils to seek out your coach from the term and pass on your thanks for all their efforts in supporting your progress.

A number of pupils over the last year or so may well have undertaken the Graduated Return to Play protocol which is implemented when someone suffers a concussion. Head injuries can of course occur when playing contact sports such as rugby, hockey and football but also when people fall off skateboards or bump their heads in boarding houses. Regardless of the cause, the rehabilitation programme remains the same; two weeks full rest before a nine day programme of exercise which gradually increases in intensity, pending symptom free responses. Teenage brains are precious (and pretty complicated!) things and we are not going to jeopardise anyone’s long term health by rushing them back to play sport before they are fully ready.

Research continues to be undertaken in this field, with the latest sports medicine professionals reviewing whether total rest for two weeks is actually the most effective way of dealing with concussion. Rest assured we frequently read and review relevant articles and peer reviewed evidence to ensure we are applying best practice and will adapt to any recommended amendments to such procedures.

I am delighted to be able to report this term has seen a significant drop in the number of concussions from playing sport, rugby in particular. In total this term there have been 26 concussions (14 rugby, 7 hockey, 4 other) compared to 50 during the Christmas term of 2016. The implementation of a progressive and gradual introduction to contact in the first two weeks of term for the least experienced players has definitely been a positive innovation, as has the use of the standardised warm up exercises and routines. General conditioning and, where necessary, specific pre-habilitation exercises all help to prepare the body for sport and help create more robust and physically resilient bodies. There can be a tendency to over-indulge over Christmas so don’t forget to stay active in readiness for the first round of fixtures which begin just three days after we return to school.

Wednesday 6th Dec ember Rugby: 1st XV v Warwick (a), RFU National Schools’ Cup, Quarter Final

Having defeated Ivybridge College away in the last 16 of the National Cup, the 1st XV were drawn away to holders Warwick School. Pre match preparation went well and the boys were certainly looking forward to the challenge and were welcomed to another raucous home crowd providing inspiring and witty chants to their peers – something Canford pupils could certainly learn from. The home team started at whirlwind pace, ominously bursting through tackles and offloading to willing support runners and took a 14-0 lead within a few minutes. Canford then managed to steady the ship somewhat, generating momentum and controlling the ball. From a steady scrum, quick movement of the ball saw the midfield weave some magic and Luke Mehson raced over for a try. Unfortunately, this try provoked Warwick and their powerful runners continued to make inroads, leading to another two tries before half time. Trailing 26-5 at the break meant a serious uphill battle was in front of the boys and the message was to try and control the ball more effectively to give themselves a chance of getting back into the game.

Plenty of pride was certainly on show with James Priaulx to the fore as a willing carrier and both locks, Ben Longrigg and Cosmo-Hamilton Davies, repeatedly putting their bodies on the line to try and stop the big Warwick forwards. We also continued to threaten in midfield with centre pairing Will Butt and Luke Mehson breaking the gain line but too often it was the final pass that didn’t quite go to hand. It was from a few of our own turnovers that Warwick counter-attacked with pace, width and vision to increase the deficit to 41-5. Nevertheless, Canford continued to battle on and after a series of quick rucks and sharp hands Eddie Kendall touched down, converted by James Elwood, to restore some pride. Warwick were determined to have the final say and it was a mark of their professional approach that they finished the game by scoring two more converted tries.

On reflection Canford have done remarkably well to reach the final eight of this national competition. By their own staff’s admission Warwick put in their best performance of the season so far and when you consider the school has twice as many boys in each year group, start from Year 7, and play two terms of rugby then our achievements are quite considerable. However, the mastery of basic skills from the Warwick players and their obvious willingness to invest in their own physical development is certainly something our younger players can learn from. L55-12 (MSB).

Thursday 7th Dec ember
Cross Country, 4th Race of PEDSSA series at Ferndown Upper School

Thursday saw the last of the four PEDSSA races for this term, at Ferndown Upper School. We have been very lucky with the weather for all our races this term and, after a night and morning of heavy rain, the sun shone us again for one last time. That said, the rain had made the course very muddy and we had ‘true’ cross country conditions for the first time this year, with nearly all runners finishing the races covered head to toe in mud. Despite a few too many absences, a good number of Canford students ran hard, with superb performances from Jamie Barrington, Finn Baker (one of our most improved runners this term) and team captain for the day, Harry Dodd. As ever, the team spirit on show and willingness by all students and staff to help organise these races was second-to-none, capped off by the whole team having to work together to free one our minibuses from the mud! A slightly different, but nevertheless uplifting, end to a term full of good running and progression from all involved. (SJG)

Squash v Clayesmore School (a)

Having already lost twice against Clayesmore the team were hoping to finish off the season by reversing the trend and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Excellent wins from Connor Elliot-Murray, Om Ramchandani, David Offer, Charlie Martin, Charlie Anstee and Jordan Le Boutillier brought the team home. W4-6

Saturday 9th December Rugby v Clifton College

The 1st XV travelled to Clifton College for the first time ever last Saturday and played in one of the most remarkable matches I’ve encountered. A missed tackle in the middle of the pitch allowed Clifton in under the posts for the first score but then Canford began to play with their customary flair and pace. Luke Mehson went in under the posts for his 9th try in 6 games which was converted by James Elwood and this was quickly followed by an opportunist try from lock Joe Kinnear seizing a loose ball and powering over for the second. Around 20 minutes in, an expertly worked driving maul saw Robbie Tolcher steer the forwards over for another try and with Elwood’s conversion Canford were deservedly 19-7 up. However, the boys then seemed to go to sleep physically and mentally for the final 10 minutes of the half with knock-ons and missed tackles allowing Clifton back into the game and the game was tied at 19-19 at half time.

Recognising that our errors had allowed the hosts to crawl back into the game the exhortations from the players were that we needed to keep playing positive rugby but cut down the silly mistakes. Unfortunately, we didn’t deliver on this front and the initial ten minutes of the second half saw far too many tackles missed and Clifton scored two more converted tries to open up a 33-19 lead. We then began to string some exciting passages of play together with Robbie Tolcher prominent in the loose with his best display of the season. A fizzed miss pass from Tom Sykes put Luke Mehson over for this brace and the gap was reduced to 9 points. Unfortunately, Clifton were let back into the game from a penalty conceded at the kick off and the lead was up to 12. We were now forced to play catch up and with all the good intentions to run from deep an intercept try was given up and now the deficit was 19 points with less than 15 minutes to go.

The final minutes of this match then saw Canford go into overdrive playing with all the skill, tempo and ambition we have come to love from these boys. Counter attacks were launched from deep and every time we had the ball we looked like we could score. Off-loads and slip passes were matched with effective running lines and determined pick and goes whenever the ball was slowed up. Danny Beard squeezed over from a ruck close to the lines after a series of attacking phases which was converted by Elwood and now the gap was 12 points. We continued to make line breaks and but for a slightly mistimed pass we would have scored again but now time was against us. Clifton kicked deep and we had a scrum 5m out from our own line. Undaunted, the boys continued to attack and with the ball being passed behind our own posts in a play reminiscent of the famous French try from the bottom of the world against the All Blacks we moved beyond the ’22. Close support play saw us move up the pitch and a marauding run from Joe Kinnear took us up to the posts and despite the scrambling Clifton defence, Cosmo Hamilton-Davies crashed over and with a converted try the gap was just 7 points with just enough time left for the kick off. Could we do it? The kick off was secured, the ball moved and once again a line break was made through the Clifton defence. Finding energy from somewhere the players cleared out rucks and made the ball available and again we closed in on the Clifton line. Incredibly, a series of pick and drives led to James Priaulx smashing over with time up. With the whole Clifton team charging the conversion from James Elwood, who had just lifted himself off the floor having taken a heavy bang, they caused enough of a distraction to force the kick wide and a miraculous draw was narrowly missed as the boys went down 43-41. What a game!! The sportsmanship and respect between the two teams on show after the game was incredibly refreshing and encapsulated everything that is good about schoolboy rugby. The initial disappointment in losing the game was quickly replaced by pride as the Canford 1st XV recognised how well they had responded to adversity and shown what great rugby they are capable of playing. (MSB)

Playing up a severe slope in the first half against a big team who had only lost once, the 2nd XV knew how important their defensive line would be and when Clifton started strongly, retaining the ball in their large pack, everyone stood firm and I can’t remember a tackle being missed. Effick made a big hit and turnover in the first couple of minutes, then Powell and Colquhorn, stepping up from the 3rd XV put in some major tackles along with Lochie Fulton who fitted in very well to the hard working back row of Luke Reid and Ed Kendall who once again did a prodigious amount of work in the loose making turnovers, as well as high tackle counts against a much heavier pack.

For the first 15 minutes, Clifton were encamped in our half but found Canford’s defence resilient and unyielding, despite the referee’s uneven interpretation at the breakdown – the only respite coming from a couple of characteristically strong breakouts from defence by Bugs Mitchell. However, the pressure finally told as their pack got a lot momentum and just managed to get over the line. From the kick off, Canford showed their intent and drove up into the Clifton half. Charlie Ford and Alex Robertson looked threatening with the ball when moved wide and James Norris was extremely effective disrupting the Clifton lineout and winning his own. When Clifton kicked, James Martch was secure under the high ball and launched a couple of promising attacks. Meanwhile Effick, despite being constantly tugged at by their back row, provided a reliable service and good decision-making at the base of the scrum. We did not really threaten their line and Clifton did not threaten ours, with Max Bingham tackling every forward that ran at him - so it was disappointing when they scored from an overlap out wide just before half time – but 10-0 down was not an insurmountable total.

The team then set about driving downfield with the strategy of kicking into the corners. When we started playing in their half, the forwards carried well with Powell, Will Hannah and Norris making good ground. Kendall, despite complaining of a lack of energy at half time, continued his high work rate, made a couple of significant line breaks and then was on hand to receive a scoring pop pass from Effick. When Ford made a good conversion, game on at 10-7.

However, we were unable to gain good field position again and despite winning good amounts of ball through the ever-present Reid and Greenwood, it wasn’t always clean and our backs were put under pressure to clear our line. Again after a period of pressure in our half and despite desperate defence by Robertson and Martch, supported by Dixon running strongly and straight, it resulted in a scrum on our line, and Clifton driving over and scoring near the posts -17-7. Canford restarted in a determined mood and after some good work by Ford and an excellent break by Bingham, the XV were playing down in Clifton’s half. Again, we had a succession of carries through the front row and we won a lineout 5 yards from their line in the last 2 minutes and when the final whistle blew Canford were pressing hard but unable to breach an equally unyielding defence. A great performance (if not result) to end the season. L17-7 (WMD)

The 12 players who took the field for the mighty 3rd XV against Clifton enjoyed a ding dong affair against their Clifton counterparts. Strong carrying and good movement of the ball meant they took the game to their opponents right from the off. Slightly quicker recycling of the ball would have had the Clifton defence in all sorts of bother. However it was Clifton who managed to score the first try with their 10 able to exploit space between the backline and forward pack at the scrum and scamper over.

Eventually the Canford pressure told and after wave upon wave of attack Clifton ran out of defenders and the boys in blue and white were able to level proceedings. This seemed to free the Canford boys up and almost immediately they went back up the field to score and take the lead. With their tails well and truly up Canford now ran amok, perhaps the attack of the game Tom Armstrong ended up bowling upfield but was unable to release the wide players for the scoring moment. This may have proved to be the telling moment for Canford as pressure after half time had the Canford boys manning the barricades to repel sustained Clifton pressure. Unfortunately, just before the end of the match the dam broke twice to allow Clifton over and to take the lead. With moments remaining the Canford boys tried to mount attacks of their own but were thwarted in the fading light and Clifton held on to take the win. The Canford boys can be so proud of their efforts, they fought valiantly for each other and supported each other throughout the match and well led by Luke Johnson they can be pleased with how much they gave to each other in this game and over the course of the season, they deserve a good Christmas break! (PTS)

Final game of the season, final game as a year group for the Colts A. Emotions were running high before kick-off and thankfully, Canford managed to avoid the start made in previous games by playing some of the best rugby they have played all season. In the opening exchanges they made a Clifton side which put 50 points on Blundell’s and Bryanston, look very ordinary indeed. Phase after phase were put together but Canford were unable to get the points they deserved. Clifton’s first attacking foray into Canford territory resulted in 7 points and emphasised the danger they posed out wide. Time off for an injury to a Clifton player halted Canford’s flow and Clifton scored once more before half time.

In the second half, the physicality level went up a notch but neither side took a backwards step. Clifton edged the second half, two tries to one but Canford played excellent rugby until the end, being rewarded with a late try,

This side have been a long journey together and have come a long way as a side of the past three years, Whilst each player deserves their own mention, Patrick Taylor must be recognised for the progress he has made as a rugby player during his three years at the School. L8-24 (RGJ)

The U15A’s played some of their most determined rugby against a very talented Clifton side, making a number of tackles and working hard for each other. A great piece of footballing skill from Joba Agbedejobi put Canford in the lead but Clifton hit back with a number of very impressive tries. They shifted the point of attack from touchline to touchline which stretched our defence beyond a point it could handle. It was a lesson to our players in the core skills they need to be able to rely on in order to compete with the best teams on the circuit which they need to continue to work on. L7-54 (WLA)

The final match of the season saw another step forward for the U15B’s with the boys willing to play from the first whistle. However, we came across a well-disciplined pack and saw very little of the ball. Tackling was the best and lowest in has been all year but the pace of the opposition wingers and full back and the endless pressure had to make its mark in the end. To have only conceded three tries was an excellent effort by all but in particular, man-of the match Will Hobden who made several brave try saving tackles. L0-19 (OTP)

The U15C team came up against a good Clifton side who had plenty of boys who were strong and fast. Many Canfordians tackled with courage but too often they found themselves isolated as individuals and Clifton were able to exploit this. Canford managed to put a difficult first half behind them and everyone managed some ‘star’ moments after the break. Particular mentions go to Joseph Cox who was physically dominant all afternoon and had his best performance of the season and also to the back three of Digby Shepherd, Josh Bingham & Lucas Montagu Greene who proved to be a nightmare to catch!

The lengthy bus journey for the U14A’s was evident in the first 10 minutes of the game as Clifton surged ahead with three early scores putting this promising Canford team on the back foot from the start. However, this did not dishearten Canford as they replied with two spectacular scores just before the half time whistle. In particular, a pick from the base of the scrum from James Barker who beat two defenders to offload to Roman Gill who finished well in the corner. This left Canford with all of the momentum going into halftime, which unfortunately was not built on in the second half as Clifton went on to score a number of tries from some great interplay between their robust forwards and skilful back division. Canford did not give up and spent most of the final quarter camped in the opposition 22, however they could not capitalise and come away with any points. A valiant effort against a very strong Clifton side, all the boys should be very proud. L57-12 (RJC)

The U14B’s found themselves, not for the first time this season, up against a much bigger, stronger and better drilled side. The pleasing thing, in comparison to previous games this season, was that of the 1112 tries that they conceded, only one or two were soft tries conceded through missed tackles and lack of effort. The team worked hard all afternoon, giving their all, making tackle after tackle, with Matt Kosgei, Tommy Jack, Rory Smith and James Ashurst achieving particularly high tackle counts. Canford had very little chance with ball in hand, finding it hard to keep the ball and build phases. A long, hard day out, but credit to the lads for their excellent spirit, especially in trying to convince the A team they had won 21-17!

The U14C’s game could have gone either way. With Canford dominating the ruck, fine running from Joe Webb, Archie Liddle and Tim Downing resulted in well executed tries. At times our tackling let us down and that has unfortunately been a common theme across the U14 teams.

Team of the week:

1. J Priaulx (1st) 2, P Taylor (16A) 3. Matt Kosgei (14B)

4. J Kinnear (1st) 5. J Cox (15C)

6. F. Boardman (16A) 8. E Kendall 7. R Tolcher (1st)

9, R Gill (14A) 10. M Bingham (2nd)

12. L Johnson (3rd) 13. L Mehson (1st) 11. J Agbedejobi (15A) 14. N Milton (1st) 15. W Hobden (15B)

Hockey V Marlborough College

Saturday saw the final block fixture of the term for the Canford Hockey Club, versus Marlborough College. The results were good, with our teams registering five wins, three draws and two defeats, with 22 goals scored and 12 conceded.

Despite the freezing temperatures, only one fixture fell foul of the weather - the 14C game in the early time slot away from home. All other matches took place as planned and there were a number of competitive contests throughout the course of the afternoon. At home, the 1st XI were determined to end the season on a high. Chances were created, but the first half ended goalless. After the break we started playing much more effectively. Sophie Saunders showed great defensive intent to regain possession in our half and attack the space on the wing. Beanie Culley exploited the gaps left infield and passed to Martha Taylor, who threaded a weighted pass into the path of top scorer Anouska Tucker to net her 13th of the season. Marlborough responded and were a threat from set pieces throughout. Captain Emily Balls picked a drag flick off the line and from another corner, the scores were levelled from a well-worked routine. We surged forward, and Balls restored our lead from a straight strike. Marlborough refused to give up however, and a carbon copy of their first goal was enough to draw the scores level at 2-2. It was a fair result with both teams playing positively and ending the term in a well fought game. Colours were awarded to Annabelle Budd, Bea Fairbairn, Anouska Tucker and Martha Taylor, whilst also being re-awarded to Emily Balls. The 2nds followed up with a strong performance of their own, winning 4-0. Emily Witter finished a nice team move on the backhand, whilst Tabby Trend was full of running in midfield and also grabbed a goal. The customary Melody Dean strike added to the lead before Tasia Soskin smashed in a fourth. The 3rds suffered their only defeat of the season in a 2-1 reverse, but the 5ths combined well to win 3-0. Scorers were Zarah Warr, Millie Edwards and Anya Kendall, whilst other good performances were given by Iqra Ifkhitar, Anna Doyle, Katie Daubeney, Daisy Morse and Izzy Pryce.

In the late slot, the 15A’s avenged their defeat when U14s a year ago, with a very entertaining 1-0 victory. Imogen Fairweather rattled the post with a corner strike before finding the corner of the goal with a similar effort on the stroke of half time. Sasha Mowat was at her combative best, whilst Sasha Witter made a number of high quality saves in the second half, when Marlborough played attacking hockey. Their very quick and skilful players were dealt with well by Abby Childerley. The work rate from the girls was exceptional (particularly Daena Shah and Ella Mitchell) – determined to hold onto lead. We absorbed the pressure and were able to play the last minutes of the game in Marlborough’s half. An excellent end to the season.

Away from home, the U15B’s last match of the season started frenetically, as the opposition arrived with only 9 due to illness, so we passed over two players leaving us with flat 11, which made the girls nerves even greater. After a very strong start, Milenka Soskin slotted in what has to be goal of the season, with an incredible piece of stick skill. Then shortly followed by a great team goal, eventually put in by Chessie Hellier. For the first ten minutes of the second half we didn’t see the ball as Marlborough came out very strong. They scored a scrappy goal late in the game, but we held on for a satisfying 2-1 win. In a real team effort, the 15C’s also played some nice stuff, managing a 2-1 win themselves, despite the lack of numbers.

The 14A’s put in a great performance, growing in confidence and in particular in the second half we were back to our best. We went 1-0 ahead when Charlotte Brook scored after a brilliant drive into the D by Bella Hunter. Marlborough equalised after Bliss Billson initially made a smart stop, but we were unable to keep out the rebound. We defended brilliantly and Flora Lingafelter restored our advantage and then extended it to 3-1 after the break on the counter attack. Bella Hunter finished the game as a contest as she won a foot race from the half way line and rolled the ball into an unguarded net. It has been a fabulous season in which the girls have worked extremely hard, learnt a lot and shown bags of character. The 14B’s found themselves up against an equally strong Marlborough team who had very similar results to ourselves. We started off the stronger of the two teams, stringing passing together and attacking well. We were unlucky to fall behind and then Marlborough tucked in a second before half time. We came out firing after the break. Great team play set up our first goal by, the well missed, Jenna Clews. And not long after she added a second to tie things up at 2-2. A strong defensive display from the girls combined with some very impressive attacking work was great to watch. It ended 2-2 with everyone agreeing it was a fair result and a fantastic game to finish a successful season. The 14D’s knew going into their last match Marlborough were going to be physically strong and match our drive to win ball. The first half we went to sleep a little and allowed them to take control of the game, although we had the majority of possession, we just couldn’t capitalise on it - half time we were down 1-0. The second half the girls came out firing and with a real desire to work to get the ball back for one another. We came back to level the score line at 1-1, however in the last ten minutes they scored another goal. These girls have been a pleasure to work with, and the improvements they have made have been outstanding.

It has been another excellent season for the Hockey club, with 64% of matches won this term. On behalf of all involved I would like to thank the staff for their efforts in coaching the teams and the players for giving their all for Canford. (MDC)

Team of the week: 3-3-4

GK: Sasha Witter (15A)

RB: Annabelle Budd (1st XI) CB: Abby Childerley (15A) LB: Ella Mitchell (15A)

RM: Milenka Soskin (15B) CM: Imogen Fairweather (15A) LM: Tabby Trend (2nd XI)

RF: Anouska Tucker (1st XI) CF: Flora Lingafelter (14A) CF: Jenna Clews (14B) LF: Tasia Soskin (2nd XI)

Football v Taunton School

After a series of strong performances with limited yield, the 1st XI Oaks looked forwards to pairing a good showing with a much-awaited win against Taunton. Alas, though the boys played excellent football and dominated the match, especially in a remarkable first half, we were undone by not one but three (!) wonder goals from the same player.

Totally against the run of play, we gave away three free kicks ranging from 20-40 yards away from our own goal – and conceded on all three. Though our excellent goalie, Thomas Mallinson-King, was a tad positionally suspect on the first goal, where their heavily-tattooed (yes, really) number 16 placed a 40 yarder perfectly in the top right corner, there was little he could have done about goals two and three, two beautifully struck ‘swervers’ which both whizzed into the top corners.

We responded in style, though, with a Messi-esque goal from the superb Benny Doxat followed by a goal of hair-raising beauty by man-of-the-match Zac Organ. Chris Rutland floated a perfectly weighted cross-field pass which Zac took in his stride, glided through the defensive efforts and calmly slotted in. All this happened in the first half, and the Oaks, despite knocking resolutely on the Taunton door, were not able to produce the requisite quality for the equaliser.

We deserved a win in this pulsating match, but you make your own luck and we fell a little short in that regard. Nevertheless, the boys know they can compete with anyone on our circuit and have improved tremendously over the course of the term. L2-3

We also want to say a big thank you to AFC Bournemouth legends Brian Stock and Mark Hayter who have coached, inspired and lifted us this term.

As the winds of winter gently meandered their way across the fields of Canford, the few good men of the 2nd XI prepared themselves for the last battle of the season. The foe, an able Taunton team blessed with both power and pace. Yet, the Canford team had learnt from recent outings the importance of keeping their shape and using the counter attack. Despite dominating the ball for long spells Canford found themselves behind after a rare foray into the box from Taunton. They were soon awarded a penalty but it was saved brilliantly, Harry Mitchell was not to be down trodden for long. In the last moments of the game some fantastic play down the right hand side, including Harry, saw Matt Ambrose-Hunt presented with the chance to equalise; he took it calmly. A 1-1 draw was a fair result in what many will remember as a classic for the mighty Acorns.

Final Congratulations:

Last Saturday evening saw the Hockey & Rugby dinner take place and a number of awards were handed out. Congratulations to the following pupils for their fine achievements: Hockey: 1st XI Players’ player of the year: Emily Balls 1st XI Player of the year: Martha Taylor Honours Caps for 30 or more 1st team appearances: Emily Balls & Annabelle Budd Rugby: 1st XV Players’ player of the year: James Elwood 1st XV Man of Steel: Nick Milton Honours Caps for 30 or more 1st team appearances: Will Butt & Luke Mehson

Date for your diary: Friday 12th January, Layard Theatre, 7 - 8pm Sports Scholar’s Lecture: Professor Tim Rees “Nature, nurture, and beyond: What underpins exceptional performance?” This will be compulsory for Sports Scholars (except 5th form), ‘A’ level and GCSE PE pupils. Any other pupils interested are of course welcome to attend, along with parents and staff.

Photographs ready to view and download from Canford Media 1st XI Hockey v Marlborough

Sporting quote of the week:
“ There is a common misconception that you have to be on the field to help your team. Playing time does not determine your impact on your team, it’s as much to do with what you do off the field that matters. ”

Mark Burley

Director of Sport

Twitter: @CanfordSport

13th December 2017