The Tag Rugby Programme boomed into action again last week after the Easter break, once again seeing huge numbers attending to compete for the last few places at the Hertfordshire Sports Games in June.
Thursday saw the ever competitive Three Rivers year 5 &6 festival back at Fullerians RFC which saw an amazing 450 pupils battle it out across a tough 7 pool tournament.
“It was great to see so many schools and pupils taking part, and as ever the Saracens Tag festivals give the opportunity for these pupils to showcase there skills in which was a very close festival”
Chris Hambleton – Three Rivers Partnership Development Manager
After the very high scoring pool games it came down to Harvey Road and Divine Savior who managed to see off Leavesden Green and Chorleywood in the semi finals to go head to head in a non stop eight minutes of rugby, after which Harvey Road stormed through with a 4 tries to 2 win to take the shield and be crowed 2013/14 Three Rivers Winners.
The week didn’t stop there with Friday holding the A10 year 5 & 6 Festival at Cheshunt RFC.
As the rain managed to hold off for another fast flowing round of pool fixtures, the 180 pupils competing across the three pools were pulling out all the stops with very close games, several coming down to a last gasp score victory in the last play of the game.
With again the semi finals being decided on average tries scored in the pools Sheredes and Cuffley put on a tag taking master class with Sheredes coming away with a 3-2 victory to seal the win.
All winners and runners up of the seasons Tag Festivals will progress to the Herts Sports Games on 26th June to battle it out in a Champions style event.
The Tag Programme supported my Mcdowall Media has held over Tag festivals have been held over 20 school partnerships areas, giving year 5 and 6 pupils the opportunity to showcase their newly developed skills and compete against other local primary schools.
These festivals are hosted by local rugby clubs, providing pupils with a pathway from school to club and long-term participation in rugby.
For any information about the Tag Programme please contact Lewis Sones –