Rugby students host primary school tag rugby tournament

Thursday 9 Jun 2016

This week our second year rugby students hosted a primary school tag tournament as part of their "Organising Sports Events" module.


Rugby students host primary school tag rugby tournament

Myerscough Rugby Academy’s Strength & Conditioning Coach, Warren Spragg, writes a summary of the day:

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon on the College’s immaculate rugby pitches, four local primary schools participated in a tag rugby tournament planned and hosted by our Level 3 Extended Diploma Rugby Studies students. Forton Primary, St Mary’s, Claughton and Bilsborrow, John Cross all brought one team, and reigning champions St Michael’s-on-Wyre brought two teams in their quest to retain their trophy.

The students held a 30-minute coaching session with each team before the tournament to help them learn the rules, then ran a round robin competition where everybody played one match against each other.  Reigning champions St Michael’s were once again victorious in retaining their title, but credit should go to all schools for the high standard of play and excellent effort and behaviour throughout the afternoon.  Teachers and players were full of praise for our students and are already looking forward to next year’s tournament!

The tournament formed part of the assessment for the Organising Sports Events module in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Rugby Studies here at Myerscough College.  Students on the Extended Diploma complete 18 modules over a two-year course combined with top class coaching and playing opportunities. 

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by Dave Salmon

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