Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Festival

Penwith Tag

Tuesday 25th July 2017


Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Festival

Seven Primary schools from across the Penwith area have taken part in a fantastic Tag Rugby Festival that was the finale and high point of a five-week training programme led by the Cornish Pirates Community Engagement Manager, Sam Teasdale.

The Festival, held on Thursday 20th July at Mounts Bay Academy, was full of willing and excited Year 5 and 6 pupils who displayed the high standard of rugby they had been coached too. For many of the children it was their last time to represent their school before moving on to secondary school – so emotions were running high! Heamoor, Leedstown, Penpol, St Just, St Mary’s Catholic, Gwinear and St Erth can all be very proud of their young sportsmen and women. 

Special mention must be made thanking the schools and the teachers for taking the children to the festival, fully engaging with the training programme and setting such positive behaviours for all the children to enjoy.

Sam Teasdale said afterwards:
“We all saw and enjoyed an excellent morning of free-flowing rugby, including plenty of competitive ‘derbies’. For me, the highlight was the genuine, high levels of sportsmanship from all of the players involved.”

The Cornish Pirates would also like to thank Mounts Bay Academy for hosting the event.

For information on schools’ rugby involving the Cornish Pirates, please contact Community Engagement Manager Sam Teasdale

Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Festival


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