Over 150 pupils take part in SSP Tag Rugby Competition


Over 150 children came together to play in this years Norfolk School Games Year 5-6 Tag Rugby Competition with 16 teams from 9 schools.

Tag Rugby is a non-contact, fast-moving game that is suitable for boys and girls to play together. It’s safe, non-contact nature, combined with the fun and liveliness of the sport.

The schools that took part this year were;

  1. Bignold Primary School
  2. Bluebell Primary School
  3. Colman Junior School
  4. Eaton Primary School
  5. Hethersett Junior School
  6. Little Melton Primary School
  7. Norwich Primary Academy
  8. Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School
  9. West Earlham Junior School


The competition was refereed  by students from Easton and Otley College, while they were being mentored by coaches from Wymondham Rugby Club.

Teams were split into four groups who played against each other in a round robin format. Teams were awarded points depending on the results of the matches. The teams that finished in 1st and 2nd place in each group then progressed into the Cup Competition and the teams who finished in 3rd and 4th place went into the Plate Competition.

Within the Cup and Plate competitions teams were split into two groups who played against each other. Once the fixtures were completed the teams from each of the Cup and Plate competition groups who finished in the same position played off against each other in the play offs for overall position in the event.

Below are the results from the day:

=1st – Eaton Primary

=1st – St Francis of Assisi Primary A

3rd – Colman Junior A

4th – Hethersett Junior

=5th – Bignold Primary A

=5th –  St Francis of Assisi Primary B

7th – West Earlham Junior B

8th – Colman Junior B

=9th – Bluebell Primary B

=9th – Little Melton Primary A

=11th – Bluebell Primary A

=11th – Norwich Primary Academy B

13th – West Earlham Junior A

14th – Little Melton Primary B

=15th – Norwich Primary Academy A

=15th – Bignold Primary B


To view photos of the competition please check out our photo gallery.

George Harmer, Community Sport Project Officer said;

“It was great to see the players get better throughout the day and seeing them understand the concept of rugby with passing always going backwards and the games were all exciting. The children looked like they had a lot of fun and I hope that many pupils will look into joining a local community rugby club.”

If you have children interested in joining a local rugby club, you can find a list of clubs and contact details on the Club Page of our website.


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