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Warrington reaches RLWC2013 milestone with just 100 days to go until The Halliwell Jones Stadium hosts New Zealand v Samoa on Sunday 27th October.
Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation continued the countdown to the start of Rugby League World Cup 2013 with a themed Tag Rugby Festival last week.
The event was delivered in association with local business Gladstone Brookes and was held at the first team's training ground at the University of Chester, Warrington Campus.
Over 140 young people from schools across Warrington took part with each school representing one of the countries due to take part in the world-class tournament later in the year.
Despite the heat, teams battled through the group stages in the morning followed by a knock-out competition in the afternoon.
St Monica's Primary representing Cook Islands won the Rugby League World Cup trophy, with Great Sankey of USA close runners up.
Inclusive sports coach Danny O'Brien said: "It was a great way to celebrate the work we've been doing with local business Gladstone Brookes for the last year. We've invited schools down to the stadium to learn more about the Rugby League World Cup and all teams taking part represented one of the countries. The schools jumped at this opportunity to learn more about the tournament and help raise awareness of it. This festival has helped get the schools and children excited encouraging them to participate in sport as well as motivating them to actually go along and see a Rugby League game come the end of the year."
Photo Gallery Below: courtesy of Bob Brough
19, Jul, 2013