Our annual tag rugby tournament may have changed venues this year, but it was as successful as ever. Lady Manners School located in Bakewell provided the perfect venue for our frosty afternoon of Tag Rugby. Not only did they provide the facilities but they also provided a group of fantastic young officials as well as some spectacular views.
Nine teams from across Rural Derbyshire competed for two hours to win the trophy (and to keep warm) with teams playing 8 matches each. The games exploded into life from the starting whistle with 23 tries being scored in the first round of games! The tries didn’t slow down either, with every game showcasing some amazing end to end rugby.
Despite the cold weather everything went according to plan, thanks to the hard work of everybody involved. One Headteacher said “it was extremely well organised, ran to time and the referees all knew what they were doing and stuck to the same rules! Staff felt it was a very positive experience and thoroughly enjoyable.”
At the end of all the games the players formed a tunnel and clapped the sports leaders through to say thank you for being so friendly, polite and professional at all times. By the end the temperature had plummeted a few more degrees so we quickly moved onto the competition results and the spirit of the games results.
9th place – Bonsall
8th place – Osmaston
7th place – Hulland (Spirit of the Games winners)
6th place – Bradwell
5th place – Longstone B
4th place – Longstone A
3rd place – All Saints
2nd place – Lea
1st place – Turnditch
We would like to congratulate all the teams for taking part and say a huge thank you to Lady Manners for the fantastic leaders.