A TAG rugby schools’ festival to celebrate the forthcoming World Cup went down a treat at Kings Norton RFC recently.
The tournament, contested by 20 primary school teams of Year 5 and 6 pupils from 13 local schools battled it out for the Chris Cooksey Memorial Trophy, with each side representing a country competing at the World Cup in Japan in September
Tiverton Primary School lifted the title after accumulating 80 points overall from their eight games played – with bonus points awarded for the core values, respect, discipline and sportsmanship of each team in action.
A lunchtime visit by Bruce Simpson, who is of Maori indigenous descent and originates from the Raukawa Ngati Toa tribe, provided a real highlight to the afternoon.
He demonstrated his tribe’s version of the traditional Haka dance and talked about the culture of the Maori people; meanwhile goody bags were presented to the children taking part, courtesy of Worcester Warriors – who sponsored the event.