Tag teams lead the way in race to Spar Lancashire Youth Games

Ansdell and St Peter's in tag rugby action

Ansdell and St Peter's in tag rugby action

The race to represent our boroughs at the Spar Lancashire School Games 2016 has begun, with qualifying events starting to take place across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.

Last week Wyre and Fylde schools took part in tag rugby qualifying events, and AllStars was invited along to the Year 5 and 6 competition at AKS school.

Fourteen primary school teams took part, split into three groups playing on six pitches.

Each of the six was named after a stadium which recently staged matches in the Six Nations Rugby Union competition.

The teams progressed to a play-off depending on where they finished in their group, and the event ended with a close final between Ribby With Wrea and AKS.

And it was hosts AKS who won through to represent Fylde in the Spar Lancashire Youth Games at Blackpool’s Stanley Park.

They will be joined by Shakespeare School from Fleetwood, who won the equivalent Wyre event. The matches were refereed by students from Carr Hill High School Sixth Form and Ian Cameron from Fleetwood Rugby Club.

Organised by the Lancashire Sport Partnership and implemented by the county’s school games organisers, the competition is now in its tenth year.

An anticipated 2,400 children are expected to participate in the second county finals at Blackpool on July 5.