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18
JUN

School children from across the South West will take to the field on June 23rd to compete in the region's Tag to Twickenham Festival at Taunton School.

The Tag to Twickenham tournament was developed from the Child Victims of Crime Tag Rugby project in 2007. The Rugby Football Union and YAZOO joined forces to work alongside the only national police children's charity to promote children's safety, health, welfare and to encourage their social inclusion and community involvement.

The Programme now involves more than 400 schools and 25,000 young people, and has grown over a relatively short period of time to become the biggest national Tag Rugby competition.

The South West schools will compete in the regional festival with the winner then going through to the National Final on July 8th at Rugby School in Warwickshire. The winner and the runner-up of that event will then play on the hallow turf of Twickenham as a curtain raiser to England's autumn international clash against New Zealand on November 21st.

Andy Blackmore, the RFU's South West Rugby Development Manager, said: "Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the South West, an area that has more rugby clubs than any other region. It's fantastic to see so many young people from every corner of the region taking part in this festival. Hopefully the Tag to Twickenham experience will spur them on to a life time of fun within rugby. Thanks must go to Taunton School for offering their excellent facilities and their continued support of RFU activities."

Dr John Newton, Taunton School's Headmaster, added: "Taunton School are pleased to support the RFU with this excellent tournament providing extended opportunities in sport to primary schools in the South West. Taunton School will provide the stunning surroundings and sports pitches for the event, working with the RFU to 'offer more' opportunities to the children."

South West Schools competing

DORSET

Ethelstones Primary

The Park School

St Katherines School

St Aldheim's School

CORNWALL

Trewirgie School,

Archbishop Benson School,

Looe School,

Burraton School

DEVON

Widely Court School,

Compton School,

Ermington School,

Clyst Hydon School,

Marple School

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Hillview

Nailsworth

St Gregory

St Lawrence

Glenfall

BRISTOL

Henleaze Primary School

Headley Park School

St Matthias Primary

Dr Bells Primary

WILTSHIRE

All Cannings

Rowde

Great Wishford

Broadchalke

SOMERSET

St.Nicholas

St. Mary's

Castle Batch

Oakfield

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