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Coventry Schools Girls Tag Festival a success

23 November 2012

  • Three in a row for Christ the King
  • England international is guest of honour

Three-time Coventry Girls' tag rugby festival winners, Christ the King School

Photo: RFU Archive

Christ the King School continued their domination of the Coventry Schools Girls Tag Rugby Festival by winning the event for the third season running at Barkers’ Butts RFC.

England international Sarah Guest was the guest of honour at the festival which involved more than 200 girls playing a popular non-contact version of rugby in 19 teams played in three age groups.

Christ the King, St Gregory’s, Leigh Primary and Eastern Green and St John A and B entered the Years 5 and 6 festival.

The Years 7 and 8 festival involved Heart of England A & B, Caludon Castle, Coundon Court, Round Oak Special Needs School & Bluecoats A & B with the Years 9 and 10 tournament involving Heart of England A & B , Coundon Court A & B, Whitley Academy & Caludon Castle.

''This is the 3rd year we have run the tournament and it is getting bigger and better each year, “ said Ant Collins, the RFU Community Rugby Coach for Warwickshire and the tournament organiser.

“The girls were also given the option of contact training and some games and they relished the chance to do so with nearly 40 participating, mostly from Heart Of England where they have a very enthusiastic teacher Nicky Sykes who plays rugby at Moseley RFC & is determined to get rugby going at the school.

“With the quality of the four teams that they brought I can't see that being too far away. It was a great day and we have already had 10 girls turn up at training on Sunday morning to give it a go and have really enjoyed themselves and we hope to see a lot more''.

Christ the King retained their title in the Years 5 and 6 festival with Eastern Green second and Leigh Primary third.

Heart of England A won the Years 7 and 8 event with their B team second and Coundon Court third.

Coundon Court B took the Years 9 and 10 title with their A team runners-up and Heart of England A in third place.


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