- Two South West schools through to Finals Day at Rugby School
- National Finals to take place in July
Photo: RFU Archive
Trewirgie Junior School in Cornwall, Sandford Primary School from North Somerset and Gloucestershire’s Lakeside Primary School were all winners at the South West Regional Tag2Twickenham Festival this month.
Held at Taunton School, around 20 schools competed for two places in next month’s Finals Day at Rugby School, where one school will be crowned the 2012 Yazoo Tag 2 Twickenham winner (July 11).
Trewirgie Junior School were crowned the South West regional winners and Sandford Primary School took the runners-up prize. Both schools will now go through to the Finals Day where the overall winner of that tournament will also get the chance to play on the hallow turf of Twickenham Stadium in a curtain-raiser match to the England v Australia QBE International in November.
Sharing the honours were Lakeside Primary School who were presented with the Spirit of Rugby Award for their sportsmanship and exemplary behaviour on the day.
Tag2Twickenham is the local to national competition for primary schools playing tag rugby. The programme is part of the RFU Yazoo Primary School Programme and the local, county, regional and national festivals pathway is run in partnership with Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) and the Police.
This year is also a significant year for Tag2Twickenham as the programme celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Mark Saltmarsh, Head of Education Development at the RFU, said: “From humble beginnings ten years ago we now have 30,000 children taking part in Tag2Twickenham festivals each year, and huge numbers overall have played tag rugby in primary schools.
“It is one of the biggest primary school events of its kind and is linked into the new School Games. Through our partnership with CVOC and the great sponsorship by leading milkshake YAZOO, we are also able to train teachers and young leaders, provide Tag equipment and teaching resources to primary schools and encourage thousands of children each year to be more active.”