School's take to the field for Rugby World Cup celebration

Wilmslow High School hosted their Rugby World Cup Junior Tag tournament on Thursday, 1st October. Played in glorious sunshine, ten feeder primary schools, each representing a World Cup country battled it out to be crowned champion.

The event started with a haka performed by a group of Year 7 high school students and was supported by a number of school games makers, rugby ambassadors and rugby referees.

Working in line with the Youth Sport Trust to promote the Rugby World Cup, the school were lucky enough to have former Springbok and current Sky TV pundit, Thinus Delport on hand to officially open the tournament, speak to students and present certificates, medals and trophies to the players.

Huw Williams said "A hotly contested final between New Zealand (Lindow) and Samoa (Wilmslow Grange) went down to the wire, with the game decided by a golden try by Lindow in extra time.

"It was a fantastic celebration of rugby and great to see so many smiling faces and great rugby on show."

Zoe Wilson, Headteacher at Lindow Primary School said "I am so proud of the whole team. They have come in early on Friday mornings to train together and it has really paid off. As always, all the children showed tremendous team spirit and they thoroughly deserve their shield."

Photos - Winners - Lindow Primary School representing New Zealand, Lacey Green representing South Africa with Thinus Delport, Haka - WHS Year 7s and the opening ceremony.

Lindow Primary School, Rugby, Wilmslow High School