Barton under Needwood RFC U12 wins Defender Cup

National Pile Croppers is a proud sponsor of local rugby club Barton under Needwood’s U12 side. The team was recently invited to play at the Defender Premiership Rugby Cup Festival at Oakham School (sponsored and supported by Leicester Tigers) on the 13 October. Despite coming up against some tough opposition, the team won the Defender Cup, winning an amazing exclusive trip to the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on 27 May 2023.

Since its inception, the Defender (previously Land Rover) Premiership Rugby Cup has helped over 100,000 youngsters discover rugby through the annual events, with some realising their dreams of going on to play for Premiership Rugby clubs. The event is designed to provide aspiring young players with the chance to play competitive fixtures to aid their development, all within the spirit of rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, and sportsmanship.

The teams that took part at the Oakham school event represented a cross-section of rugby clubs, with some very big names on the list. The clubs included Barton-under-Needwood, Bingham, Chesterfield Panthers, Hinckley, Holt, Ilkeston, Kesteven, Leicester Forest, Leicester Lions, Lichfield, Lincoln, Lutterworth, Mansfield, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melbourne, Newark, North Walsham, Oadby Wyggs, Oakham, Paviors, Sheffield Tigers, Silhillians, Sleaford, Syston, Tamworth, West Norfolk, and Wymondham.

National Pile Croppers is proud to be associated with Barton under Needwood RFC, and we all offer our congratulations on the U12’s winning such a prestigious trophy. We hope the team enjoys their day out at Twickenham and look forward to hearing more about the success of the team.