Emmaville Primary School

Year 6 Tag Rugby

18th October 2022

Tag Rugby Tournament
The sporting opportunities continue to come in thick and fast for the children at Emmaville, and we love working with the Gateshead School Sports Partnership (GSSP) who organise a wide range of interschool competitions for the schools in Gateshead throughout the year.
On Tuesday, Mr Harrison and I had the pleasure of taking two teams of Year 6 children to Ryton Rugby Club to take part in a tag rugby tournament. There was a total of ten teams in attendance and the teams were split into two groups: Emmaville 1 in Group A and Emmaville 2 in Group B. Throughout the afternoon, both teams played with skill, determination, teamwork and most importantly, smiles on their faces. Emmaville 1 convincingly won three out of four of their games, and Emmaville 2 finished the group stages undefeated.
We waited excitedly as the points from the group stages were counted up, and for the semi-finals to be announced, with the added information that the teams who won the semi-finals would progress to the Gateshead finals in November. Semi-final one was between Ryton and Fellside, and you might have guessed it… semi-final two was between Emmaville 1 and Emmaville 2! An Emmaville derby was an exciting, but nerve-racking way, to finish the day but after a hard fought match, Emmaville 1 came out as winners. I was incredibly proud of the way in which both teams supported and encouraged one another, and felt sure they could all see the afternoon as a great success.
Miss McPherson