Saracens - Allianz Park hosts TourAid Rugby Festival

Mar 13, 2014

Allianz Park hosts TourAid Rugby Festival

Allianz Park played host to TourAid International Girls Rugby Festival earlier this week.

Seven years after the Jungle Crows won the TourAid U14 title and three years since the KISS boys won the Manchester TourAid Festival, the girls of Kalinga Institute completed a sensational hat trick by winning the 20-team TourAid Girls Festival at Saracens' Allianz Park.

Supported by Premiership Rugby, the Festival brought girls teams from Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Swaziland, Uganda and England to enjoy rugby and celebrate International Women’s Day.

At the Allianz Park Festival, having come through the group stage conceding only one try, the girls from KISS defeated a spirited Uganda Bawala team in sudden death having drawn 5-5 after full time.

Up against the seven other international sides and 12 UK sides, the KISS girls triumphed, giving all a lesson in team play, support and lines of running.

All the girls have a day off from sport on Wednesday 12th March, with visits to the Houses of Parliament and lunch at the Embassy, followed by a netball day with Asian Woman of the Year, Monica Thandi from Netball Development Trust, Surrey Storm and players from Harlequins rugby!


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