Almost 500 pupils compete for tag rugby title in first Winter School Games contest

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Pupils from Coltishall Primary Scho

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Pupils from Coltishall Primary School. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of primary school children have been battling to triumph in the first competition of the 2017 Winter School Games.

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Robert Kett Primary School (dark bl

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Robert Kett Primary School (dark blue) v Barbrooke Academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

On Wednesday, 32 schools met at Norwich Rugby Club for the tag rugby festival, the last day of matches after a series of competitions across Norfolk schools all season.

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Robert Kett Primary School (dark bl

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Robert Kett Primary School (dark blue) v Barbrooke Academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A total of 448 pupils aged from eight up to 11 represented their School Sports Partnership (SSP) at the county finals.

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Robert Kett Primary School (dark bl

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Robert Kett Primary School (dark blue) v Barbrooke Academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The wider school games - part of a national initiative - is the largest school sport event held in Norfolk and is organised by Active Norfolk and the eight SSPs around the county.

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Coltishall Primary School (orange)

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Coltishall Primary School (orange) v Millfield Primary School. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

This year - its sixth - is expected to see about 18,000 young people play 14 different sports at 150 different events.

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Coltishall Primary School (orange)

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Coltishall Primary School (orange) v Millfield Primary School. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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Events - including cross country, swimming and gymnastics - will be held from now until March.

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Coltishall Primary School (orange)

Tag rugby at Norwich Rugby Club for part of Winter School Games. Coltishall Primary School (orange) v Millfield Primary School. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

• For more details on finals and on the games, visit www.norfolkschoolgames.co.uk

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