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Four Midlands schools will have a rare opportunity to play on The Close at Rugby School, the birthplace of rugby, on Wednesday July 13.

Ashperton Primary School from Ledbury, Stafford Preparatory School, Aysoucghfee Hall School from Spalding and Edwalton Primary School from Nottinghamshire will be competing in the national finals of the RFU YAZOO Tag 2 Twickenham competition.

Ashperton qualified as winners of the West Midlands qualifying tournament with Stafford as runners-up. Aysoucghfee Hall won the East Midlands qualifying event where Edwalton Primary were runners-up.

YAZOO and the RFU work in partnership with the national police children’s charity, Child Victims of Crime (CVOC), an initiative to keep children safe which started Tag 2 Twickenham in 2002. The charity funds the training of over 600 police staff a year to coach YAZOO Tag Rugby in primary schools.

England wing Mark Cueto, the YAZOO Tag Rugby Ambassador and CVOC patron, said: "The Tag 2 Twickenham festivals always produce some great rugby skills and I’m sure there will have been some stars of the future on show.

"I’ve been involved with the programme for over four years and am proud to be a part of what is now the biggest tag rugby scheme in England."

An added incentive for teams reaching Wednesday’s final is that the winning team and the runners up at Rugby School will have the chance to play against each other during the half-time interval of an RBS 6 Nations fixture at Twickenham in 2012.

In the last two years alone YAZOO, the RFU and CVOC have brought Tag Rugby to nearly two million children as well as donating balls, tag belts and other equipment to thousands of schools across the country.

The Tag 2 Twickenham rugby finals have been running for the past eight years and it is now one of the biggest primary school events of its kind in the country.

YAZOO and the RFU work in partnership with the national police children’s charity, Child Victims of Crime (CVOC), an initiative to keep children safe which started Tag 2 Twickenham in 2002. The charity funds the training of over 600 police staff a year to coach YAZOO Tag Rugby in primary schools.

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