In pictures: School Games Tag Rugby

In pictures: School Games Tag Rugby

James Preston

In pictures: School Games Tag Rugby

A competitive season of sporting activities for youngsters across the area got underway at Maidenhead Rugby Club.

About 120 young people took part as the Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership (SSP) kicked off its round of the School Games Tag Rugby competition at the Braywick Road venue - the first event in this year's competition calendar.

Organised by Maidenhead RFC and the SSP, it offered the chance for youngster to take to the club's state-of-the-art 3G pitch and take on their rivals in a friendly, but competitive, tournament

All schools entered squads of 12 players, featuring at least two girls, with pupils from years three and four taking part.

A total of 11 schools entered the competition.

Oldfield Primary came out on top, just one try ahead of runners-up Holy Trinity Primary, Cookham.

It is hoped the winners will go on to compete at the Berkshire School Games in April.

Tag rugby's place in the competition has yet to be confirmed but organisers are hopeful it will be included.

Emma Fitzgerald, partnership development manager for the SSP, said: "The tag rugby tournaments are amongst the larger participation events the partnership runs, and it’s fantastic to be involved with such a pro active local club like Maidenhead RFC."

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