KIRKBY Lonsdale U12s took part in a festival of rugby at Preston Grasshoppers where more than 60 teams and 1,000 players took part.

Kirkby were drawn with Hawcoat Park, Preston Grasshoppers, Vale of Lune and Manchester in their group and finished are runners-up before narrowly losing to Warrington in the semi final.

The team produced their best ever performance as a team and head coach Craig Bradshaw was delighted with the way they played proud.

The team now move up to under 13s next season and will hoping to continue their winning form.

"It has been a pleasure to coach the team this season," said Bradshaw. " They can play some great rugby when they put their minds to it."