Schools battle it out in tag rugby tournament

Team from Easton Garford Primary School
Team from Easton Garford Primary School

An afternoon of tag rugby games saw primary school pupils from Stamford met at Queen Eleanor playing fields in the town.

The teams competed for the Stamford Partnership area SW Lincolnshire trophy and a chance to qualify for the county finals, which will be held in Lincoln next month.

In squads of 10, teams of Year 5 and 6 pupils from St Gilbert’s, Uffington, The Bythams, Bluecoat, Malcolm Sargent and Easton Garford schools competed against each other.

“The teams were keen to show off their skill and enthusiasm for this fast moving junior version of the game,” said schools sports coordinator Anne Bennett.

The non-contact game where speed and accuracy of passing are key”, players try to remove the oppositions ‘tag’ from their belt to stop them running and scoring.

Anne added: “There was a great atmosphere and lots of exciting play with some good individual runs and tries during the hard-fought competition.”

Uffington emerged winners of the competition with a 8-6 score, narrowly defeating St Gilbert’s who provided strong contenders.

Last week St Gilbert’s (pictured) won the netball tournament, defeating Uffington in the Stamford high 5 netball festival.