St John’s reach tag rugby finals

St Johns will play in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals
St Johns will play in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals

Pupils from St John’s CofE in Cliviger took victory in tag rugby to seal their place at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals.

The team competed against over 20 schools at Burnley Rugby Club to finish in first place, and will now face the other winners at the School Games County Final.

Tensions were running high at the Level 2 event as St John’s competed against last year’s reigning champions St Joseph’s Park Hill to take the crown.

The SPAR Lancashire School Games is organised by the Lancashire Local Organising Committee (LOC) and sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England.

Around 3,000 primary and secondary pupils from across the county are expected to take part in the events which are part of the national £128m School Games programme, aimed at motivating and inspiring millions of youngsters to take part in competitive school sport.

Simon Finnan, Community Rugby Coach, said: ‘It was a great afternoon of Tag Rugby at Burnley RUFC with 23 schools attended with over 230 children taking part. Well done to all those who participated, and hats off to Helen Tyson, School Games Organiser for Burnley and the Burnley School Sport Partnership for organising this great event.

“Thanks also to the coaches and volunteers.”