CREWKERNE helped celebrate more than ten seasons of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup by taking part in an event hosted by Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.

Crewkerne demonstrated plenty of effort and skill in the Under-11s competition but fell just short of earning a trip to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final on June 1.

But despite seeing that honour go to Saltash, Joey Dunlop, from Crewkerne, was still proud of his side’s performances.

“It’s been lots of fun beating teams - we’re really confident,” he said.

“It’s been really good being here with all of these other teams and our friends, really fun.

“I love rugby because of the contact, and because our coach is amazing.”

Participating players at the festival also had the opportunity to meet Chiefs player Charlie Wright, who took time out of his schedule to watch the young teams as well as offer some coaching tips between games.

And he commented on the importance of grassroots rugby, saying: “Rugby at this level is about expressing yourself.

“The competition’s important, but at this level you don’t want to focus too much on the competition.

“You want to start performing well and recognising that performance, rather than getting a result at the end of it.

“Everyone should be enjoying themselves, getting to know other people and be building relationships.”

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