6 December 2011, 3:34pm
During half time at the Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks match at the Recreation Ground last weekend, four Warminster schools put on a fantastic half time tag display. The schools New Close Primary, St John’s Primary, Sambourne Primary and Heytesbury Primary all took part in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme and put on an exciting display that had the crowd cheering an on their feet.
There was also a big surprise for the schools when Bath Rugby asked them all to be the guard of honour for the match, which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
The Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme is an initiative aimed at introducing over 36,000 young people to the sport through Tag Rugby. The scheme is run by Premiership Rugby along with the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs and is expected to involve 600 primary schools, with 1,200 teachers also receiving training. 600 sets of equipment and resources will be distributed to the schools and 300,000 spectators are expected to watch demonstration events.
Watch out for another half time tag display next weekend at the Bath v Leinster Match when Crockerton Primary, Horningsham Primary, The Avenue Primary and Sutton Veny Primary will have the thrill of displaying yet another tag rugby game for the fans to enjoy.