An absolutely brilliant turn-out for the second Matt Elliot Memorial Cup ensured a massively successful day at Springhill last Saturday. Despite the rock hard pitches plenty of great rugby was played, not least by the Gladies whose inter-club 7s game completely blew away most of the spectators preconceptions of women's rugby - showcasing the new sides skills and entertaining everyone.

The 10s tournament was eventually won by the Holgate Haters, in a fiercely contested final against Charlie Davis's Captain's 10, sealed with a try from fly half Alex O'Hara.

The day had seen some great performances, with Tolo Varamasi, Newton Mills and Jon Tully putting in some disgustingly huge hits, Uzo Uyanwune showing a clean pair of heels to more of his teammates than is decent and, back in the ladies game, Charlie Miller throwing the most outrageous dummy Springhill has seen for a good many years. Best of all, was the final try of the Wooden Spoon final, scored expertly by Rick Elliot to the biggest cheer of the day.

But more pleasing than the rugby was the day itself, with a great turnout from Matt's friends and family and a lot of old Griffins making the trip to share a few pints and memories with the current squad. The number of spectators, and the hard work of Fred, Lorraine, Mick, Roy, Rich and Rob meant the club managed to raise over £1200 for the supported charities. Thank you to everyone who came, played and supported.

You can read up on the Elliot's latest fundraising trip on their blog: