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Tag Rugby Tournament

A big congratulations to the Telford Junior Tag Rugby Team. They have taken part in the Leamington Tag Rugby competition, against other local schools. They were very proud to receive their medals at the end of the tournament and played wonderfully throughout. Thanks you to Mrs Rollason and Mrs Nunan for taking them. Also thanks to the coaches for working with them over many lunchtimes.


Report by Neve M (Year 6)

On Friday 17th June I took part in a rugby tournament at Leamington Rugby club. Every team played a match but the winners took part in the final. The referees were students from  Warwick University who were very good and fair. They had an inflatable course where you could challenge your friends. We had a great day and wish to do it again in future years.

Telford Tag Rugby Success

On Friday 19th June, twelve Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, accompanied by Mrs. Rollason and Mrs. Nunan, participated in a Tag Rugby Tournament at Leamington Rugby Club.  The children competed superbly, showing tremendous enthusiasm and sportsmanlike behaviour and we were delighted when we came third overall.  Here are some of their comments:

‘It was fun but very tiring! The referees were very kind and fair. We all enjoyed the day and would like to go again.’

‘The tournament was really fun but also very competitive. Each team played about 8 matches, lasting 5-7 minutes. It was really well set up because there were 3 pitches and each team represented a country. We were New Zealand.’

‘I really liked the tag rugby because it was good weather and the hardest part was when we had to play against Paul from the Wasps.’

‘The tag rugby was good because we met Paul Sackey, a professional Wasps player. I loved it.’

‘Our team came third and we met Paul Sackey.’

‘It was very nerve wracking in our last match because everybody was watching us play St Teresa's. St Margaret's played very well but we still had confidence in our team. Once we heard our name in third place we were so relieved. Everybody enjoyed the day and played very well.’

‘The tournament made me want to continue tag rugby because I feel I could improve even more.’

‘It was good to meet people from other schools and interact with them.’

‘It was great playing with our amazing team because every one of my team mates improved throughout the day. I especially enjoyed tagging the Wasps player, Paul.’

‘The tournament was a great way of making friends and, best of all, we played the last game and I got the last try of the tournament.’

Alex, Ben, Carys, Ciaran, Ethan, Harry, Izzy, Maud, Ollie, Neve, Patrick and William.

Telford Junior's successful tag rugby team - champions of Leamington Rugby Club Tournament