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Tag festival is big hit with youngsters

Leicester Tigers and Nottingham Building Society have hosted their second tag rugby festival of the season for primary schools in Leicestershire.

Six schools from Loughborough, Quorn and Coalville met at Loughborough College to take part in a round-robin tournament following five weeks of coaching from Tigers development coaches. 

A total of 120 children made up the 12 teams in what was for many their first time playing competitive tag rugby as they had the opportunity to show off their new skills.

Dom Owen, Tigers rugby development officer who runs part of the programme now in its third year, said: “Overall the day was a great success and we would like to say thank you to all involved.

“A thanks to the staff at the schools for supporting the initiative, Loughborough College for being fantastic hosts, The Nottingham staff for joining in the fun and, most importantly, the children who have embraced the fun and challenge tag rugby has given them.”

Tigers and The Nottingham will be visiting schools in Oadby and Wigston in coming weeks in the next step of the programme.

Club mascot Welford also joined the team at The Nottingham’s new Stamford branch opening giving customers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a Tigers home game. 

The new branch is one of seven former Norwich & Peterborough Building Society branches taken over by The Nottingham in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk in November and December last year.

If you’d like to find out more about the tag rugby programme or sign your school up, please contact either Pete Talbot on [email protected] or Dom Owen on [email protected]