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24 July 2013, 4:41pm

Tackling Numbers Festival at Midsomer Norton RFC

On what had to be one of the hottest days of the year, schools from all over Somerset and Wiltshire travelled to Midsomer Norton RFC for the MBNA Tackling Numbers Festival hosted by the Bath Rugby Community team last week.

Armed with gallons of water and plenty of sun cream, the kids were set for a great day of tag rugby, with all the schools having previously taken part in the MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme delivered by the Community team throughout last season.

Jack Howden, Bath Rugby Community Coach, commented: "It's been a great day. There have been some fantastic skills on show, and a whole heap of eye-catching tries have been scored. You can really see how much the kids have developed throughout the year, and that they've taken on board the core values of rugby with excellent teamwork and sportsmanship on display."

The award winning programme aims to teach 8-9 year olds the importance of numeracy skills in everyday life, with the Community coaches combining the classroom work with some fun tag rugby sessions at the end of each visit.

A big "Thank You" goes out to all the schools that attended the festival, Midsomer Norton RFC for the use of their fantastic facilities, and a special thanks to Robbie Fuller.

Midsomer Norton run a great Mini and Junior section, with their training starting on the first Sunday of September. If you are interested and want to find out more have a look on their website www.midsomernortonrfc.co.uk.

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