During the half-time of our game against Begles-Bordeaux on Sunday 22nd January, we welcomed 8 Tag Rugby teams for our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge. Community Partner Clubs Amersham & Chiltern RFC, Bicester RFC, High Wycombe RUFC and Wasps FC were joined by Aylesford Bulls RFC to showcase a total of 63 young rugby players at the home of London Wasps.
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.
Before our Amlin European Challenge Cup match kicked off, each Tag Rugby team received the opportunity to have a team photograph with London Wasps fly-half Nicky Robinson and forward Joe Launchbury; as well as our character mascot Sting.
After the Tag Challenge, a parent from Bicester RFC told wasps.co.uk, "We had an awesome day - a great performance in Oxford this morning followed by an amazing afternoon - what an experience! Thank you to all those that make these things happen."
London Wasps Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk, "We were delighted that so many young players from our partner clubs were able to take part in the Tag Challenge today. Hopefully, the experience of playing in a professional sports stadium, and watching London Wasps' bonus point win against Bordeaux will inspire them to try even harder with their rugby."
There are limited spaces for the London Wasps Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge this season. For availability details, click here, or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.
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