Wolves Tag Triumph
Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation hosted their annual Summer Tag Rugby Festival last week.
The festival was held at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub on Thursday 4th July and involved primary school pupils from across the Warrington borough.
The annual event has become a recognised date in the local Rugby League calendar growing year-on-year with over 25 schools and 500 children involved on the day.
The schools competed in the tournament throughout the afternoon with all those taking part receiving a Rugby League World Cup tshirt as a memento of the day. Wolves' players Glenn Riley, James Laithwaite, Gene Ormsby, Gavin Bennion, James Saltonstall and Danny Bridge attended the event to offer some moral support and help with the presentations.
Lee Westwood, Wolves' community coach, said: "It is fantastic to see so many children enjoying the sport of Rugby League. As community coaches we are passionate about increasing participation in our game from a young age and as the support for this event shows all our local schools continue to get actively involved. We look forward to seeing the boys and girls from this year's tag festival develop over the years through our schools programme. And who knows, they could be the Warrington stars of the future."
Wolves' Foundation Director Neil Kelly added: "As a club and Foundation we pride ourselves on being at the heart of the local community and none more so than in this Rugby League World Cup year. Sport, health and education are central to what we do as a Foundation and this tag festival once again shows how inclusive our sport is from a young primary school age."
Pictures: Action and presentation shots from the afternoon.
Top: Group shot of all children taking part flying the flags of RLWC2013 countries
13, Jul, 2013