Children tag along at Letchworth

Four hundred children were involved in the first Letchworth Primary Schools Rugby Festival. Years Four and Five from five different primary schools took part in six hours of competitive tag rugby at the festival at Letchworth Rugby Club. The festival was

Four hundred children were involved in the first Letchworth Primary Schools' Rugby Festival.

Years Four and Five from five different primary schools took part in six hours of competitive tag rugby at the festival at Letchworth Rugby Club.

The festival was the culmination of several weeks of school visits and training by players and coaches from Letchworth, and in particular the girls' section who provided most of the organisation behind the scenes and support on the day.

They were helped by the support of four major sponsors in North Herts District Council, Herts County Council Youth Opportunities Fund, MBDA UK, and Eden Bridge Toyota.

Five Letchworth primary schools took part - Lannock, Lordship Farm, Grange, St Thomas More, and Radburn.

They, in combination, fielded 28 teams in four separate competitions.

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Sixty matches took place spread over six pitches, and every player went away with at least a certificate, while age group winners received a shield plus medals for all the squad.

An overall winning school was also determined by combining the results from each group, and they received the champions shield donated by MBDA UK.

Awards were presented by the chair of NHDC, Allison Ashley, and Heather Alcock on behalf of MBDA.

Year Four boys: winners Grange 'Black', runners-up Grange 'Black 4/5'.

Year Four girls: winners Grange 'Orange', runners-up Lannock.

Year Five boys: winners Lordship Farm 'Orange', runners-up St Thomas More 'Red'.

Year Five girls: winners Lordship Farm 'Blue', runners-up Lordship Farm 'Red'.

Overall Champions 2008 (MBDA salver winners): Lordship Farm School, runners-up Grange.

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