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THREE teams who last season had to endure the misery of a Semi-Final defeat in the National Under 17 Knockout competitions will be among the Northern contingent who ‘go to post’ when this season’s four-tier tournament gets underway on March 6, 2011.

Lymm, Caldy and Winnington Park all lost out to Midlands opposition at the Semi-final stage last season, along with Liverpool Collegiate, leaving the North without a representative at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton on finals day.

One newcomer to the competition this season is Hawcoat Park from Barrow, who face a tough test in the Shield section by way of a trip to Blaydon.

However, the Furness men will not be short of confidence after completing an unbeaten season in the Raging Bull Colts League, during which they have scored 338 points and conceded 79 points – a massive achievement after winning only four games last season.

Says joint coach Jason Meadows: “A knock-on result of this success is that the squad has grown to around 40 players, with another nine set to join for the new year which will allow the club to have Junior and Senior Colts sides next season.

“A lot of praise has to go to the Raging Bull Colts League for there organisation and attention to detail. They run a great league which promotes enjoyment, camaraderie and sportsmanship and Jon Kitchen and the team deserve a big pat on the back.

“We are now set to embark on another new venture with the National Under 17 Cup which will not only be a great game of rugby, but will also give the lads an insight into playing rugby at a higher level. The trip to Blaydon will be a great day out for all involved at Hawcoat Park.”

National U17 Tournament 2011

Round One

Cup: Game A Waterloo v Otley, Game B Penrith v Lymm, Game C Darlington Mowden Pk v Manchester, Game D Redcar v Hull Ionians. Plate: Game E Old Brodleians v Horden, Game F Chester v Trentham, Game G Sheffield v Winnington Pk, Game H Caldy v Wharfedale. Bowl: Game I Stockton v Yarnbury, Game J Altrincham Kersal v New Brighton, Game K Keswick v Vale of Lune, Game L Y2 Runners-up v Whitley Bay Rockcliff. Shield: Game M Marple v Kendal, Game N Keighley v Tyldesley, Game O Moortown v Y4 East Winners, Game P Blaydon v Hawcoat Park.

Divisional Semi-finals (March 20)

Cup: Game Q Winner Game A v Winner Game B, Game R, Winner Game C v Winner Game D. Plate: Game S Winner Game E v Winner Game F, Game T Winner Game G v Winner Game H. Bowl: Game U Winner Game I v Winner Game J, Game V Winner Game K v Winner Game L. Shield: Game W Winner Game M v Winner Game N, Game X Winner Game O v Winner Game P.

Divisional Finals (April 3)

Cup: Winner Game Q v Winner Game R. Plate: Winner Game S v Winner Game T. Bowl: Winner Game U v Winner Game V. Shield: Winner Game W v Winner Game X.

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