Pupils bid for tag rugby honours at showcase contest

Schools will battle it out for honours in the Caddick Year Five Tag Rugby Festival in Wetherby next week.

In conjunction with Wetherby Bulldogs and Caddick Construction and run by Leeds Rugby Foundation, the charity arm of Leeds Rugby, the contest will take place on Wednesday July 3 at 1pm at Wetherby Sports Association on Lodge Lane.

The Caddick Cup is up for grabs following a four-week rugby training programme with local schools - Primrose Lane, Crossley Street, Deighton Gates, St Josephs, St James, Collingham Lady Elizabeth, Bardsey, Lady Elizabeth Hastings and Thorpe Arch Primary School.

Tony Aubrey, Leeds Rhinos Primary School Development Officer, commented: “All the hard work over the past few weeks will really pay off on Wednesday.

“As Leeds Rugby’s charity we have an amazing opportunity to truly change lives through sport; the level of engagement and support the teams have received from the staff and children at the ten primary schools has been phenomenal.

“We hope this introduction of rugby league to these students will encourage them to get engaged in the sport more with their local amateur club, Wetherby Bulldogs.

“I urge friends and family of those playing in the tournament to come down to Wetherby Bulldogs, I’d also urge the local community to attend and watch the teams play too.”

Andrew Murray, managing director at Caddick Construction, said: “Caddick Construction is delighted to support the hard work of Leeds Rugby Foundation.

“The work the charity does is truly commendable; I hope the children have enjoyed the training and enjoy the tournament.”