Rugby players take top title in Yorkshire Festival

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Young tag rugby players from a leading independent prep took top honours in a West Yorkshire rugby festival.

Members of ’s Under 9 team took the championship cup at the Tag Rugby Festival, held at Bronte House Prep at Bradford.

School, a co-educational prep school based at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, near , took two teams to the Festival, organised by the Rugby Union, governing body of Rugby Union in England.

Boys from Belmont Grosvenor School’s Year 3 and 4 took part in the day, which included a training workshop in the morning, followed by a tag rugby festival in the afternoon.


Rugby players take top title in Yorkshire Festival


Members of the Under 8 team won through to the play-offs before being beaten, but the Under 9 team beat off stiff competition from fellow rugby players from Bronte House, Richmond House, Lady Lane, St Mary’s School, Horsforth, and the Froebelian School at , to take the Festival cup.

The boys were delighted with their win – as was Belmont Grosvenor School’s boys’ PE co-ordinator Chris Dight.

Mr Dight said:

The children thoroughly enjoyed the day playing tag rugby, and really got an awful lot out of it. The morning workshop included a warm up and skills sessions, along with other exercises and drills.

Both teams played incredibly well and were delighted at having done so well. It was a very inclusive and great to see everyone working so well as a team.

Belmont Grosvenor School is set in 20 acres of countryside – pupils at the school enjoy a wide range of sporting opportunities, including rugby, , hockey, cricket and tennis.

Pupils of all abilities are given the chance to compete in competitions, from friendly games and house matches to inter-school and national contests.


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