25 teams entered this year’s Tag Rugby Tournament, with 12 competing in the Small Schools Competition and 13 competing in the Large Schools. The day was filled with glorious sunshine. The children’s enthusiasm was clear to see as each school arrived to this inspiring venue! A big thank you to Shelford Rugby Club once again who played host and kindly supported what has become a very popular event in the Cambridge School Sports Partnership competition calendar.
Building on the success of last year schools were keen to get involved and take part. It’s great to see this competition grow into a real spectacle.
Cath Heron Partnership Manager for Cambridge School Sports Partnership said “The afternoon was fantastic, it was great to see so many children enjoying Tag Rugby. We were delighted with the number of schools entering teams. Shelford Rugby club have always supported the event and it is wonderful for the children to experience a community club. This shows them where they can carry on the sport outside the school field”.
Small Schools Competition
Entries came from St Albans, Shelford, Great Wilbraham, Stapleford, Cambridge International, Orchard Park, Fen Ditton, Park Street, Swaffham Bulbeck, Teversham and Sancton Wood. The competition was played in two pools across 4 pitches, with Netherhall student leaders refereeing. Thanks to all the leaders for doing such a good job!
The top two from each pool then played off in the Final and 3rd & 4th playoff match.
Congratulations go to winners, Sancton Wood and runners-up Fen Ditton.
1st: Sancton Wood
2nd: Fen Ditton
4th: Stapleford A
Large Schools Competition
13 teams took part in the Large Schools competition. Entries came from St Laurence, Queen Edith, Newnham Croft, Burwell, Mayfield, Milton Road, St Matthews, Trumpington Meadows, Colville, Queen Emma, Fawcett, The Grove and Bottisham. Split into 2 pools. Each team playing 6 matches to determine who went through to the semi-finals. Matches were hard fought and the children had great fun! Sports Leaders from Cambridge Regional College did a great job of refereeing and scoring the games to ensure a smoothly run tournament.
The winners of the 2 pools were St Laurence and Bottisham, The runners up were Queen Edith and Newnham Croft. The semi-finals saw St Laurence beat Queen Edith and Bottisham beat Newnham Croft. The losing semi-finalists battled it out in a 3rd/4th play off, both teams desperate to secure the bronze medals! Newnham Croft were eventual victors in a high scoring match of 3 tries to 2.
The final took place between St Laurence and Bottisham. A really close match saw Bottisham win by 4 tries to 2 and cap off a magnificent tournament to take the 2018 championship title!