Sunday, 30th March started with a 07:00 hours meet in Birmingham, Three cadets from 487 (Kingstanding & Perry Barr) Squadron had been selected for the Junior inter wing rugby tournament at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. Cadets Daniel Hemming, Joe Griffiths and Andrew Edmonds represented their Wing and Squadron in the competition.
Once there, we met up with other cadets to make the Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing Junior Rugby team. The day started off with a brief from Squadron Leader McCarroll, the Wing Sports Officer and the issue of the team shirts and positions, then it was swiftly onto a warm up from our number 8, the team captain.
Our first game was to be played at 09:45 hours, but was slightly delayed due to other teams still turning up. The team got onto the pitch to start the round robin tournament; however competition nerves soon kicked in and the game slipped away from us, to see us take our first and only defeat of the tournament at 10 - 0
The second game saw us take a 14 - 0 win, then we swiftly moved onto our third game which we won 21 – 0. The fourth game was a complete annihilation by the Warwickshire and Birmingham team, but the fifth and final tie was a very close game with the team scoring only one try to win the competition overall and bring the trophy back to Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing as Central & East Region Champions.