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Pupils relish the fun and games of the Cambridge School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby competition

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A rugby feast was staged at the Davey Field at the Cambridge School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby competition (March 12).

There were 16 teams taking part at Shelford Rugby Club, with seven competing in the small schools’ event and nine in the large schools’ category.

Alongside the annual event was a Tag Rugby Mega Fest, which allowed the pupils to rotate around a number of different rugby activities and competitive games while the competition was being played.

Cath Heron, the Cambridge SSP manager, said: “It was fantastic to see so many children enjoying tag rugby. It is a difficult sport to get to grips with.

“All schools had obviously spent time practising their skills and tactics so they were fully prepared for a morning of intense competition.

“Shelford Rugby Club have always supported the event and it is wonderful for the children to experience a community club. This shows them where they can carry on the sport outside the school field.”

Shelford, Stapleford, Orchard Park, Fen Ditton, Great Wilbraham, Swaffham Bulbeck and Teversham took part in the small schools’ event, with sports leaders from Cambridge Regional College refereeing.

Shelford were first, with Fen Ditton second and Teversham third, while the Spirit of the Games award went to Great Wilbraham.

The nine teams taking part in the large schools’ event were St Laurence, The Grove, Newnham Croft, Burwell, Milton Road, St Matthews, Colville, Mayfield and Bottisham.

St Laurence beat Colville in the final, with Bottisham third. Mayfield won the Spirit of the Games award.

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