Penwith Schools ‘Tag’ Rugby Programme

Tag Festival

Thursday 2nd March 2017


Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Festival

The Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Programme - organised through the Cornish Pirates - concluded last Friday with a popular and hugely successful Tag Rugby Festival.

Pupils from Alverton, Gulval, Marazion, Mousehole, Newlyn, and Pensans Schools took part in the event at Mounts Bay Academy’s ‘3G’ pitch.

Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Festival

The event followed six weeks of ‘in curriculum’ coaching delivered by the Cornish Pirates and Sam Teasdale our Community Engagement Manager said “It was great to see the improvement over the six weeks coaching.

“The festival was a great opportunity for the children to showcase their skills and to interact with the Cornish Pirates’ players”.

Players Alex Cheesman, Alex Dancer and Luke Chapman were on hand to referee and also pass on a number of key coaching points that all added to the overall experience.

The main aim for the festival was for the children to enjoy themselves playing rugby and the smiling faces throughout were a testament to that!

smiling faces throughout

Neil Eddy, School Games Organiser and Penwith Primary PE Coordinator, told us, "It has been an excellent opportunity for the schools to work with a professional club such as the Cornish Pirates,

"Benefitting the teachers by upping their coaching ability and also, importantly, helping the youngsters to improve learn and develop skills. We look forward to continuing this in the future."

For further details about future Schools rugby programmes, please contact

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