On Sunday 28th October we welcomed three of our Community Partner Clubs to Adams Park Stadium to take part in the Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge during the half-time of our bonus-point victory fixture with London Welsh.
38 young Tag Rugby Players from Community Partner Clubs Aylesbury RFC, Oxford Harlequins RFC and Witney RFC took part in Tag Rugby showcase; played under the new "Shaping the Game law changes for Tag Rugby.
What is Tag Rugby?
Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of up to 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.
When the teams arrived at Adams Park Stadium they each had a team photograph on the pitch with our character mascot Sting and London Wasps player Chris Mayor. All of the players were then invited to form our Tunnel of Honour to welcome the players from London Wasps and London Welsh onto the pitch at the start of the match.
London Wasps Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk, "Since September this year, all of the players who were showcasing their skills have been playing Tag Rugby under the new 'Shaping the Game' guidelines. These have been designed provide players with more opportunities to actively take part in the games. So far, the signs are good, and the changes have been received well, certainly within our community. It's great to see our Community Partner Clubs embracing our match days and providing opportunities for their young players to perform on the big stage."
Click here for information and availability for our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.