BEST SPORTS TEAM: Chichester Rugby U14s nominated for award

Chichester Rugby U14s - nominated in best team Observer Community Awards 2011
Chichester Rugby U14s - nominated in best team Observer Community Awards 2011

This talented team have had a champion year in more ways than one.

The Chichester Rugby U14s ended the 2010-2011 season in fantastic style, winning all seven of their league games in the U14s B league, scoring 257 points overall without conceding a point , which is a first for the Sussex League. They even earned seven bonus points during their campaign.

Throughout the season they demonstrated a wonderful team spirit and played with great dedication and sportsmanship.

Some of their games were not easy, and they had to dig deep to gain the points, but their discipline and excellent attitude pulled them through the tough times.

The boys train hard every Sunday, with good humour and commitment and are a credit to the sport.

Their story is an amazing and inspirational one. Relegated from the A league last season, players were bitterly disappointed.

At the beginning of the season they did not have enough players to even make a team, but off their own backs players went on a recruitment mission and started the season with just enough players.

They have also gone into the record books as the first-ever team at Chichester Rugby Football Club to win all their league games in a season with conceding.