Beaconsfield RFC in Tag Rugby action
On Sunday 20th November we welcomed 42 young Tag Rugby players from our Community Partner Club Beaconsfield RFC to Adams Park Stadium for our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge. The South Bucks club's players provided a demonstration of Tag Rugby at the half-time of London Wasps Amlin Challenge Cup victory over Rovigo Rugby. To help to make their day even more special, all 42 players had a team photograph with London Wasps players Joe Simpson and Steve Thomson, before forming the Tunnel of Honour to welcome the Wasps and Rovigo players on to the pitch.
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.
After the Tag Challenge, Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk: "London Wasps and Beaconsfield RFC have enjoyed a close and hugely productive partnership in recent years. In return for their commitment to attending this fixture en masse, the Community Team has undertaken Coach Education workshops for the U6s and U7s coaches from the club. We are delighted to be able to work so closely this season".
For more details about our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge, please click here, or contact the Community Team on 01494 531122.