IT WAS celebration time at Monkton Lane as the Farnham Academy lifted the prestigious President’s Cup.

The under-18s produced a superb performance to beat Wimbledon 29-6 in the competition organised by the Surrey RFU for the best youth teams in the county.

The game was high quality and played at an electric pace.

For Farnham, it was an all-squad performance.

Assistant coach Paul Brooker said: “It wasn’t just the 21 who pulled on the black and white who won – it was all 60 lads from the age group who have worked so hard this season. “And, most importantly, they know it.”

Farnham president Geoff Bond said: “With thousands of young men playing rugby like that across the country, one has to ask why England are not sweeping the international board.”

In a feast of rugby at Farnham’s impressive headquarters, six games were played – three under-16 matches and three at under-18 level.

In the other games, Cobham beat Esher 24-14 to be crowned under-16 champions while Barnes secured second slot with a 29-13 victory over Weybridge Vandals.

Old Whitgifitans won the runners-up final beating Chobham by 53-7.

In the other under-18 matches, Dorking narrowly beat fierce rivals Richmond 12-10 for the Harlequins Chairman’s Cup while Old Reigatians secured the Stoop Cup with a 24-5 win over Chipstead.