Schools have fun in tag rugby tournament

Schools have fun in tag rugby tournament

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Sophie Flowers

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Schools have fun in tag rugby tournament

Youngsters joined the scrum at a School Games tag rugby tournament on Tuesday.

The tournament, organised by Ascot and Maidenhead School Sport Partnership (SSP), was held in conjunction with hosts Maidenhead Rugby Club at Braywick Sports Centre.

The tournament was part of the National School Games Initiative, with 150 children aged seven and eight from 10 schools battling it out for the chance to represent Ascot and Maidenhead.

Each school entered a squad of 10 players from years three to four, including at least three girls, making 15 teams from 10 primary schools.

SSP partnership development manager Emma Fitzgerald thanked Desborough School for organising the tournament and providing their young leaders as umpires.

She said: "It went brilliantly, everyone had a great day. The children were really excited to see London Irish mascot Digger the Dog and lots had their photo taken with him."

She thanked Maidenhead RFC for being on hand to encourage youngsters to play the sport and added: "The SSP is very happy to be working with Maidenhead RFC to be able to signpost those who are interested in continuing their rugby to an excellent local rugby club."

Lowbrook Academy were the overall winners beating St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School 5-4 in the final.

Both teams will go forward to represent Ascot and Maidenhead in the Berkshire School Games Finals at Bradfield College on Friday, April 20.

The other schools which took part were Oldfield Primary School, Courthouse Junior School, Manor Green School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ellington Primary School, White Waltham CE School, Cookham Dean CE Primary School and Furze Platt Junior School.

See below for photos from the event

 

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