The Penryn Primary Schools Tag Rugby Festival last Friday was the successful culmination of a programme of six sessions over the preceding weeks organised and provided by the Cornish Pirates.
The programme consisted of six sessions that focused on free flowing rugby in a safe and fun environment leading up to the Festival itself.
The Festival saw pupils from Mawnan, Kennell Vale, Mylor and Perran-ar-Worthal schools travel to Penwith College’s state-of-the-art ‘3G’ pitch for a hugely enjoyable day.
The clear, dry weather ensured the success of the rugby spectacle and all the teams took advantage of the excellent playing surface on wide pitches.
Sam Teasdale, Community Engagement Manager, said:
“It was great to see all of the children playing ‘heads up’ rugby with some real attacking flair. The enjoyable environment on and off the pitch is testament to the teachers embracing and implementing the ‘Kids First’ approach.”
Alex Dancer - one of a number of Cornish Pirates players helping on the day - commented: “This was a very entertaining day of rugby and the children should be really proud of what they have achieved over the last six weeks.”
Fellow squad members Matt Bolwell and Matt Evans happily gave advice to the enthusiastic children, and to conclude the afternoon coaches Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle addressed them and commented very favourably on the level of play, and how they may have witnessed future Pirates in the making!
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