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We have finally reached the end of what has been another eventful and successful season.Like a golfer conceding a putt on the 18th green, Team Bury finally had to give up hope of winning the Essex and Suffolk Border League Premier Division title.

We have finally reached the end of what has been another eventful and successful season.

Like a golfer conceding a putt on the 18th green, Team Bury finally had to give up hope of winning the Essex and Suffolk Border League Premier Division title. A 2-2 home draw to Gas Recreation and West Bergholt's 5-0 win at Great Bentley meant that the runners-up spot is the best Team Bury could achieve.

It has been an excellent season for the young team who have achieved their goal of a top-three finish that should hopefully see them elevated into the Ridgeons League Division One next season. Up until the end of April, Team Bury were also top of the Fairplay League and look likely to end the season as leading scorers in the top two divisions, with 85 goals.

The girls brought the curtain down on their season with the annual match against the Suffolk Schools Under 19s champions for the Alan and Nell Childs Shield, playing Beccles High School at Leiston Town FC yesterday. This match was the last game for a few of the girls who will be leaving college at the end of the academic year.


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The rugby lads have had another very progressive year, with the highlight their long trip to Myerscough College in the Elite colleges play-off quarter-final. We were edged out in the match but the players continue to punch above their weight against teams who are linked to Premiership sides.

In the North Walsham 7s tournament, the lads found themselves entered in the top section of the day and not the local clubs' section, competing with clubs playing professional rugby.

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Our players took the game to their experienced opposition, who at times seemed shocked by the commitment shown. In the end they were beaten in the final of the Plate competition by a senior Fijian side who narrowly won the day.

This is my final column of the season. Many thanks to all those people that have contributed over the course of the season and thank you for the fantastic support all three of our teams have received at matches especially in those winter months.

Finally, I would like to wish good luck to all the students who are leaving the college for pastures new next year.

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