RAMS Tag Rugby Festival

3rd November 2018

Last Saturday saw the return of the RAMS Tag Rugby Festival which Shinfield St. Mary’s attended for the first time last year. The tournament was run on a Saturday and we were lucky to have so many committed children (and parents!) who were willing to compete during their weekend. Shinfield St. Mary’s entered two teams: Shinfield Lions and Shinfield Vipers. Each team played five matches and they played really flowing rugby throughout the festival. Despite the scores not being collected in by the organisers, both Shinfield teams won a whole host of matches – a great result considering some of the children had never played a tag rugby match before. At the end of the festival, the children were invited to be part of the guard of honour for the RAMS Men’s home fixture. The sound of the tackles being made during the men’s match shocked many of the Shinfield pupils! A half-time trophy was presented to Shinfield, celebrating their ‘Teamwork’ throughout the festival. Mr Lappin would like to thank all the parents who transported their children to and from the festival, as well as staying in the cold to watch!