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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Letchworth Schools Tag: more details (and pictures!)

Thanks to Mike for passing on some more facts to go with the short note I posted earlier.

To begin with, strictly speaking this was a Letchworth RFC event, but the contribution of the girls' section was out of all proportion to the rest of the club (as a glance at the pictures will show) so its very much OUR success. Certainly without the efforts of Mike, Heather, Simon, and all of you who turned up it would never have happened.

Five Letchworth primary schools took part - Lannock, Lordship Farm, Grange, St. Thomas More, and Radburn - a fact that is impressive in itself as some of these schools do not regularly take part in these sort of events, so we were tapping into a "new" seam of interest from the very start.

Twenty-eight teams took part in four separate competitions - year 4 girls, year 5 girls, year 4 boys and year 5 boys - which mean that over 380 players were present making it possibly the largest event Letchworth have hosted since the Herts Sevens in 2006. In addition we had four main sponsors - NHDC, Herts CC Youth Opportunities fund, MBDA UK, and Eden Bridge Toyota - which again is pretty impressive.

Sixty matches took place spread over six pitches, with games running from 9.30 in the morning t0 2.45 in the afternoon. Every player went away with at least a certificate, while age-group winners received shield plus medals for all the squad.

An overall winning school was also determined by combining the results from each group - and they received the champions shield donated by MBDA UK. Awards presented by the Chair of NHDC and Heather (on behalf of MBDA).

And the results were:
  • Year 4 Boys: Winners - Grange 'Black' (runners up = Grange 'Black 4/5' )
  • Year 4 Girls: Winners - Grange 'Orange' (runners up = Lannock)
  • Year 5 Boys: Winners - Lordship Farm 'Orange' (runners up = St. Thomas More 'Red')
  • Year 5 Girls: Winners - Lordship Farm 'Blue' (runners up = Lordship Farm 'Red' )
Overall Champions 2008 (MBDA salver winners) : Lordship Farm school (runners up = Grange)

A slideshow of pictures from the presentations can be seen here

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