St Helens Schools’ Year 6 Touch Rugby Tournament

More than 150 schoolchildren took part in the St Helens Primary Schools Rugby League tournament today at the Newton Le Willows Sports Club, with St Theresa’s coming out on top after a fantastic day of competition.

Organised by St Helens Rugby League Football Club in partnership with St Helens School Games Programme, 31 teams battled it out to get their hands on the coveted Whittle Cup.

The day was also part of the Sky Try initiate which aims to “make a difference by increasing the amount
of viewers, spectators and participants to Rugby League”.

After a thrilling exhibition of rugby which included an epic ‘golden point’ quarter final which lasted 40 minutes, St Theresa’s beat St Peter and Paul in a closely contested final to clinch the famous trophy.

All teams played a series of group matches with the top eight teams going forward into a cup competition whilst the remaining sides played each other in friendly matches.

Each team had to have a minimum of two girls on the pitch at any time and a number of Year 5 pupils made their mark on a day when sport was the real winner.

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