2024 Junior Rugby Finals Day - U7s to U11s

Pembrokeshire & District Junior Rugby Association
2024 Junior Finals Day - Part 1 - U7s to U11s


A great day of quality rugby for the talented junior players of Pembrokeshire

Venue: The Lewis Lloyd Ground, Narberth
There was a great treat for local rugby lovers as the annual Junior Finals Day was held under the auspices of the Pembrokeshire & District Junior Rugby Union, starting with the under 7s and under 8s at 9.30 am and finishing with the under 16s at 4.45pm!
Arranged by Kenny Davies and his GMG H Committee, there was an amazing atmosphere throughout the whole day and even the afternoon rain failed to slow down the tempo as there were special guests in Delyth Summons, the WRU District H Representative, plus Welsh international prop Kemsley Mathias and Wales under 18 and 20 star winger Ryan Conbeer, who all presented some of the trophies.
Kenny also thanked all the teams for their efforts, their coaches and clubs, plus Narberth RFC for providing their facilities, the match officials and volunteers.
Amongst all the participating clubs, note must be made of Haverfordwest outstanding success in having FIVE teams in the ten matches, and won them all.

The Young Blues won at under 7, under 9, under 11, under 13 and under 14 - so a huge congratulations to them.
And  mention must also be made of Tenby United, who had SIX teams in their respective age groups and Aberystwyth, who made the long journey down with FOUR teams, all looking resplendent in their white shirts and club ties!

Haverfordwest U7s


Under 7s Festival    KO 9.30am
Sponsored by LH Evans, Electrical Wholesalers, Haverfordwest   
Referee: Dave Thomas

Haverfordwest   (5 tries)    Pembroke Dock Harlequins (3 tries)

The under 7 teams from Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock Harlequins got the Finals’ Day off to a magnificent start as they played their tag rugby match at an amazing pace and with skill levels that must have pleased their coaches - and certainly delighted the large number of enthusiastic supporters from both camps.
Both teams had superb runners and the ball-carrying skills were high - and both clubs had lots of chances before Haverfordwest ended up with a tally of 5-3, although the result was in doubt until the final few minutes of a real contest.
There was pace aplenty from Haverfordwest and it was good to see Olivia Mason, Evie Jenkins, Dottie York and Layla Phillips all playing a part, with Gracie Maher looking good for The Quins alongside their outstanding player in William Gardner - and another catching the eye was Teddy Barnett, who scored all three of The Quins’ tries as he showed he was following grandad Steve and dad Craig in the try-scoring stakes!
Finn Tweedie, George Thornton, Dottie York, George McPherson and Parker Ives were the Haverfordwest try scorers as Freddie Mason, Sonny D’Alberti, Dougie Barnett and Dewi Herbert battled hard in an excellent all-round Blues’ team performance.
Dylan Griffiths, Mason Phillips, Theo Canton, Freddie Mason, Olivia Mason, George Price, Finn Tweedie, George McPherson, Evie Jenkins, Leo Candler, George Thornton, Osian Williams, Parker Ives, Arlo Edwards, Arlo Sanderson, Dewi Herbert, Teddy Jones, Dottie York,  Baden Evans,  Layla Phillips, Sonny D’Alberti, Dewi Morgan Lewis.
Coaches: Stewart Herbert, Ben Jones, Dan Jenkins.
Team Manager: Martyn York.
Pembroke Dock Harlequins:
Dougie Barnett, Teddy Barnett, William Gardner, Jax Hodgson, Baxter John,  Gracie Maher,
Dylan Osborne, Monty Lewis, Jaxon Quinn, Ellis John, Ethan Gwyther.
Coaches: Craig Barnett, Natalie John, Steven Gwyther, Joe Lewis, Rich Gardner.

Pembroke Dock Harlequins U7s


Tenby United U8s


Under 8s Festival    KO 9.30am  
Sponsored by Hadley’s Plastering and Building Services Ltd          
Referee: Mick Smith


Milford Haven  (3 tries)    Tenby United (7 tries)

Milford Haven and Tenby United under 8s were playing on the other half of the pitch at the same time and their game was equally as high-velocity and with an even greater awareness of the demands of tag rugby as the ball was swiftly off-loaded and the defensive cover was excellent from both teams.

The Young Mariners went close on a number of occasions in front of their partisan crowd in the bottom corner but still managed three tries from Sonny Hall, Albi Williams and Arwel Lloyd as Harry Haughey, Nate Hadley, Eric Smith, Iestyn Devonald and Dexter Johnson were heavily involved.

But The Young Seasiders had that extra edge in terms of pace out wide and they had tries from Alfie Green Jude Barnes, Robyn Jones, Josef Turner (2) and Freddie Broadhurst (2) – as the whole squad played really well in attack and defence.

But the biggest plus is the fact that every player gave 100% and both teams deserved every credit for reaching the final and can be proud of their medals. 
Milford Haven:
Dexter Johnson, Arwel Lloyd, Max McCaffrey, Nate Hadley, Eric Smith, Sonny Hall, Harry Haughey, Albi Williams, Iestyn Devonald, Ayden Matthews, Lincoln Davies, Jayden McGuire-John.
Coaches: Dean Hadley, Matthew Haughey, Chris Hall.
Team Manager: Jessica Ashworth
Tenby United:
Jude Barnes, Freddy Broadhurst, Alfie Green, Robyn Jones, Carter Gwyther, Euan Meiring,
Max Thomas, Archie Hayden, Niall Lewis, Owen Rue, Josef Turner, Jack Williams.
Coaches: Geoff Martiin, Rhys Thomas, Alex Green.
Team Manager: Charlotte Martin.

Milford Haven U8s


Haverfordwest U9s


Under 9s Festival    KO 10.10am
Sponsored by Wisebuys, Narberth and Pembroke shops     
Referee: Ben Hughes


Haverfordwest  (6 tries)  Tenby United (5 tries)

The skills progression was evident as the under 9s final saw Haverfordwest take on Tenby United and although still played on half a pitch there was just that little increase in the performance levels that shows how successful the county’s programme is.
Play was fast and furious from the outset and the result was again in doubt until the final whistle as Haverfordwest edged through by six tries to five and there were players in both camps who are going to make names for themselves when they are older with their respective clubs.
Tenby’s tries came from Gweni Watt, Lloyd Owen (2), Dai Rhys Khan, and Isaac Simona after good work by Gruff Chiffi, Beau Brown, Cole Attewell, Monty Lewis and Eddie Templeton.
But Haverfordwest lasted the pace just a little better and squeezed home thanks to excellent tries from Leo Page, Freddie Jones, Alfie Hughes and Fraser Sanderson, plus second scores by Hughes and Jones that gave the Young Blues the silverware for this season as reward for their strength in depth, including the likes of Dylan Phillips, Ollie Edwards and Joshua Jackson amongst so many  others. 

Freddie Jones, Dylan Phillips, Ollie Edwards, Dylan Harries, Joshua Jackson, William Harries, Alfie Hughes, Frazer Sanderson, Leo Page, Kallen Ricketts, Trystan Picton-Jones, Angus Jones, Noah Harries, Jack James, Charlie Griffiths, Micheal Atkin, Elsie York, Iolo Sims, Charles Kirkpatrick, Rebecca Lees, Ashton Gray Thomas.
Coaches: Matt Phillips, Marc Jones, Andrew Edwards
Team Manager/1st Aid: Nia Jones.
Tenby United:
Cole Attewell, William Beggs, Beau Brown, Gruff Chiffi, Austin Dennis, Oakley Evans, Isaac Gray, Harley Hodson, Jorge Lee, Ollie Lewis, Austin Nash, Lloyd Owen, Jasper Puzey, Dai Rees-Khan, Isaac Simona, Albie Smith, Eddie Templeton, Iori Thomas, Jaxon Uka, Gweni Watt, Leo Wilson, Huw Evans.
Coaches: Toby Smith, Tom Evans, Tom Owen, Max Badham.
Coach/Manager: Craig Templeton.

Tenby United U9s


Tenby United U10s


Under 10s Festival          KO  10.10am
Sponsored by Leigh Galdo, Granicol Ltd
Referee: Gary Nicholas


Milford Haven   (4 tries)  Tenby United (5 tries)

Yet another close tussle between two evenly-matched teams saw it end with Tenby United under 10s edging out their counterparts from Milford Haven as both teams entertained the crowds packed into their corner and cheered some excellent rugby played at a significant pace.
The Mariners had solid performances from Logan Galdo, Harry Parr, Matdullar Khan and Jayden Baker as their tries came from Jack Davies, Frankie Crawford (2) and Slade Trimby. Gethin Hatch, Jackson Davies, Jamie Brown and Kalyf McBrien were also involved – and they attacked at every opportunity but were denied a couple of tries by excellent last-gasp removals of the tags by very alert Tenby United defenders.
But Tenby just about had the edge with tries from Noah Gouldsbrough, Charlie Walker, Gavin Wilson and Noah Campbell, who sped through for two tries as Jamie Brown, Frankie Duckett and Tristan Edmonds also caught the eye as they also ran the ball at every opportunity and there were some amazing switches of angles as a result of good passes that put runners into a bit more space.
It was a solid effort where both teams showed how much growth is made year on year as they are well coached in the basic skills and their coaches deserve credit for that.
Milford Haven:
Logan Galdo, Harry Parr, Jayden Baker, Jackson Davies,  Stevie Dundas, Frankie Crawford, Gethin Hatch, Kalyf McBrien, Matduular Khan, Slade Trimby.
Coaches: Jamie Parr, Leigh Galdo.
Tenby United:
Jamie Brown, Noah Campbell, Frankie Duckett, Tristan Edmonds, Noah Gouldsbrough, Harley Gwyther, Harry Hayden, Cai Jenkins, Isaac Phillips, Griff Rees,
Charlie Walker, Dylan Williams, Gavin Wilson.
Coaches: Phil Williams, Mark Badham, James Caine, Geoff Martin.
Coach/Team Manager: Daniel Brace.

Milford Haven U10s



Haverfordwest U11s


Under 11s Festival               KO 11am
Sponsored by The Pembrokeshire Referees’ Society
Referee: Andrew Thomas


Haverfordwest 56 Llangwm 0

Haverfordwest took on near neighbours Llangwm in the under 11 final and although the young Wasps battled bravely they found The Blues too hot to handle, but at least had the satisfaction of knowing they collected a runners-up medal as their reward for reaching the final so well done to them and their coaches.
The Young Wasps had skipper Tom Evans, Gethin O’Loughlin, Dexter Scriven, Griff Owens and Oliver Longfield working well alongside Carys Davies, Isla Chesmer and Grace Busby, all playing in the final year when girls are allowed to play alongside the boys, and giving 100% effort.
Haverfordwest ran in eight tries from all corners of the pitch, four of them by the pacy Hugh Ellerby, with their others claimed by Zac Gardiner, Alfie Wandrum, Reuben Richards and Cai Llewhellin.
Outside half Iwan Jenkins slotted eight conversions as Jac Evans, Reuben Richards, Noah Elliott, Caleb Rennie and Oscar Davies also played solid parts in the battle plan as The Blues strolled to a deserved victory.
1. Caleb Rennie, 2. Oscar Davies, 3. Zac Gardiner, 4. Jac Evans, 5. Osian Charles,
9. Haydn Griffiths, 10. Iwan Jenkins, 11. Alfie Wandrum, 12. Reuben Richards, 13. Noah Elliott,14. Harri Mallin, 15. Cai Llewhellin, 16. Shane Jones, 17. Hugh Ellerby, 18. Zaine Carr, 19. Osian Sanders-Thomas, 20. Jack Wornham, 21. Gennaro Algieri.
Coaches: Graham Jenkins Simon Gardiner, Gareth Elliott.
Team Manager/First Aider: David Richards.
1. Gethin O’Loughlin,2. Griff Owens3. Oliver Longfield, 4. Carys Davies, 5. Tom Evans (C), 9. Bobby Ashton, 10. Dexter Scriven, 11. Charlie Howard, 12. Noah Coaker, 13. Kyzer Blake, 14. Isla Chesmer, 15. Grace Busby, 16. Harley-Jay Phillips, 17. Oliver Davies, 18. Oscar Parsons, 19. Joseph Bunney, 20. Ollie Underwood.
Coaches: Adam Evans, Paul Ashton, Chris Davies, Brendan O’Loughlin.
First Aider: Rob Owens.
Team Manager: Suzy Davies.

Llangwm U11s