Teams from Hendal and Lofthouse Gate Primary Schools left the Rapid Solicitors Stadium as winners on Sunday after becoming the Champion of Champions.
The tag rugby games were held as a curtain raiser to the first teams encounter with London Broncos last Sunday and proved to be a great spectacle despite the awful weather.
The boys and girls final was a culmination of a year’s hard work of coaching sessions held by the Wildcats Community Trust staff.
Each term across the 2011-12 academic year, the Wildcats Community Department have delivered 6-week tag rugby coaching programmes across the district to encourage pupils from year five and six to participate in tag rugby. Week 6 of the programme sees the school pyramid go head-to-head in a tag rugby festival.
This programme along with the festival is supported by Heart Research UK.
Last week’s festival saw the winners from each of these pyramid festivals compete for the overall title of Wakefield Wildcats “Champion of Champions”.
Three boys teams competed for the title with St Austins, Sandal Endowed and Lofthouse Gateall playing each other before the top two placed teams competed in the final. That was held between Lofthouse Gate and Sandal Endowed with Lofthouse coming out on top 7-1 in a high quality performance.
Sandal Endowed Primary School were unlucky again in the girls final after they were beaten by Hendal 11-6.
Credit has to go to teachers from all four schools as they gave up their spare time on Jubilee weekend to support their classes from the sidelines.
The occasion was organised by the Wildcats Trust team who helped the finalists by delivering extra training sessions for their big occasion at the weekend that went down as a success.
It was a great achievement for all schools that reached the finals at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium after the four teams had to qualify by winning their own area tournament to play on the hallowed turf.
Congratulations to all the schools that participated along the way to make the finals.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.