Primary Schools Tag Festival 2011
Article Created on Friday, 11 March 2011 13:22
The sun shone again on the Newquay family of primary schools tag rugby festival the Festival has been running since 2002 as part of the Schools Sports Partnership scheme.
Fourteen teams entered the festival held at Treviglas College. The schools over the last term have been honing their skills in lessons and clubs for this event. Mixed teams of year 5 and 6 girls and boys played in two leagues. The winners from the two pools played each other and the second teams played off for third and forth place.
The winners of pool A Newquay Junior 1 played the winners of pool B Perranporth it was a very close match with the lead going back and forth during the match. In the end it was won by Perranporth 8 tries to 6. Newquay Junior 2 played St. Newlyn East in the 3rd 4th play off again this was a close match ending in a tie with 4 tries each.
The winning Perranporth team were:
Georgina Tanner, Kaya Groves, Bobby Haynes, Daisy Allsopp, Shaun Burns, Danny Burns, Morgan Ford, Daniel Piper, Frank Holmes, Nico Robinson, Muzz Murrell
The four top teams will go forward to represent Newquay at the Child victims of crime, East Cornwall finals at St. Austell. The final Prize for the winning team of that tournament could be if they progress through the regional finals, a trip to Twickenham and playing in a tag tournament during half time of one of the autumn internationals.
Sean Wells School Sports Coordinator for Treviglas said "The Games were refereed by Treviglas Sports leaders who last week took the Rugby leaders award which trains them in coaching and refereeing. The idea of this award is the first step into coaching and referring where they will now go into local community clubs and schools to develop their skills. All the players improved during the afternoon and the skill level this year was the best I have seen since the festival started in 2002. The players were a credit to their schools, playing with great enthusiasm skill and sportsmanship. I would like to thank the coaches from Newquay Hornets for their help, Primary school teachers’ coaches and parents who supported the players and made it a great event".