Aviva schools in Tag Rugby action at Adams Park
On Sunday 9th October we were pleased to welcome over 40 young rugby players to Adams Park Stadium to showcase their Tag Rugby skills as a part of our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge. As well as showing their skills off in front of nearly 7,000 people the teams joined London Wasps players Charlie Davies and Sam Jones.
What is Tag Rugby? Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of seven players. Each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it. The defenders have to pull one of the velcro tags from the ball-carrying attacking player, to force the player to pass the ball. The game is fast and exciting and develops the players’ agility, balance & coordination while focusing on the FUNdamental core skills of non-contact rugby.
At half-time of our nail-biting win over Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership, the following Tag Rugby display fixtures were played:
Tackling Numbers schools in Tag Rugby action at Adams Park
Cedar Park and Great Kingshill CE Combined School demonstrated their Tag Rugby skills as a part of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme, and St Paul's CE Combined School played following their participation in last season's MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme.
After the Tag Challenge, our Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk, "Tag Rugby is a challenging, exciting and energetic sport, and many of the players who demonstrated their skills at the weekend will have only recently started playing Tag Rugby recently. Hopefully their experience of performing and watching rugby in a professional sports environment will inspire the children to take up Tag Rugby at their local rugby clubs."
The London Wasps Matchday Tag Rugby Challenge has been revamped for this coming season. For more details click here, or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.