RUGBY: Tag Rugby Festival- PICTURES

Tag Rugby Festival - youngsters were excited to meet Wasps players Joel Harvey, Will Stuart, Oliver Evans and Paul Sackey.  PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
Tag Rugby Festival - youngsters were excited to meet Wasps players Joel Harvey, Will Stuart, Oliver Evans and Paul Sackey. PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
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800 schoolchildren enjoy games - joined by Wasps players

Tag Rugby Festivals

Tag Rugby Festival

Tag Rugby Festival

for Pupils in Years 3 & 4

In glorious sunshine last Tuesday, nearly 800 children took part in Tag Rugby Festivals at Rugby St Andrews’ Ashlawn Road ground as part of the build up to the Rugby World Cup, which starts in September.

Harris CofE Academy School Sports Partnership ran the two half-day festivals for Year 3 and 4 pupils from their subscribed schools across the borough.

The youngsters took part in skills sessions and Tag Rugby games which were superbly led and refereed by 39 young leaders from Harris Church of England Academy, Ashlawn School and The Avon Valley School.

Tag Rugby Festival

Tag Rugby Festival

The main focus for the day was participation and enjoyment for all, with pupils from Clifton Primary, Dunchurch Junior, English Martyrs RC Primary, Hillmorton Primary, Long Lawford Primary, Northlands Primary, Paddox Primary, St Maries RC Primary and St Oswald’s Primary School attending.

Excitement ran even higher among staff as well as pupils with the arrival of some big names from Premiership club Wasps - their Marketing Director Neal Coupland, senior academy players Joel Harvey, Will Stuart and Oliver Evans and Wasps legend Paul Sackey, a former England player.

Many of the schools, staff and leaders were looking forward to their trip to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday to watch the Wasps play Exeter and parade around the pitch at half time!

Harris CofE Academy SSP would like to thank everyone who supported their event but particularly St Andrews RFC, the RFU coaching team, our Wasps visitors and Rugby Borough Council.

Tag Rugby Festival

Tag Rugby Festival

Rugby St Andrews are running a ‘come and try it’ session this Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am at Ashlawn Road. Any boys or girls interested in playing Tag or Mini rugby are welcome to attend.

Any children interested in Tag and Mini Rugby (ages 6 to 12) at St Andrews RFC can contact John Parsons on johnparsons001@hotmail.com or visit www.standrewsrfc.co.uk

For more information about Harris CofE Academy SSP please contact Leesa Brennan, Partnership Development Manager & School Games Organiser on (01788) 812549 extension 304 or see http://www.harriscofeacademy.co.uk/Home-Sports

Fun and games with Wasps' players

Fun and games with Wasps' players

Learning tag rugby skills with Wasps

Learning tag rugby skills with Wasps

Wasps Joel Harvey, Willl Stuart, Oliver Evans and Paul Sackey at Ashlawn Road last week

Wasps Joel Harvey, Willl Stuart, Oliver Evans and Paul Sackey at Ashlawn Road last week

Tag rugby action

Tag rugby action

Tag fun at Rugby St Andrews

Tag fun at Rugby St Andrews

Tag Rugby Festival action

Tag Rugby Festival action

Tag Rugby Festival action

Tag Rugby Festival action