Youngsters’ tag time proves to be another triumph

PUBLISHED: 12:01 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

ROYSTON S efforts to encourage youngsters to try their hand at rugby continued with another ­successful tag tournament. It was held at the club s home ground on the Heath, where coaches Kevin Green, Simon Kirby, Ross Caldwell, and Jamie Johnson put more

ROYSTON'S efforts to encourage youngsters to try their hand at rugby continued with another ­successful tag tournament.

It was held at the club's home ground on the Heath, where coaches Kevin Green, Simon Kirby, Ross Caldwell, and Jamie Johnson put more than 100 youngsters through their paces with a series of fun games and demonstrations.

Taking part were Fowlmere ­Primary School, and Barkway, Therfield, Roman Way, Reed, and Roger de Clare First Schools.

Students from Freman College were also involved, working ­alongside the coaches as part of their sports leadership awards.

After being taught the basics of tag rugby, the teams then played a series of round robin games, with Therfield School winning the Year 3 section.

Every pupil received a certificate and medal for participating.

Coach Jamie Johnson said: "School liaison is very important to the club because it is where all our mini and youth players come from, and ultimately they will hopefully feed into our senior teams.

"It was a successful day and we intend to arrange similar events in the future.

"The students from Freman were an enormous help with their coaching and organisational skills.

"The boys and girls were very enthusiastic. They grasped the basics very quickly and some of them showed exceptional talent, which bodes well for England's World Cup campaigns in 2023 and 2027!

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