Vikings in the Community Touch rugby festival


10th April 2014

School pupils from Halton had a day to remember at the Vikings as they took part in the Club’s inaugural schools touch rugby festival.

Pupils from Windmill Hill, Palace Fields, Moorfield, St Bede’s, Spinney Avenue, Oakfield, Simms Cross and All Saints Primary Schools took to the i-pitch for an action packed afternoon of touch Rugby League and great fun was had by all.

Community Rugby Coach Kurtis Marsh, who helped oversee the festivities, thought the event went very well, and thanked the schools, teachers and students that helped make it happen.

He said: "Our inaugural schools touch festival was a huge success, it saw eight schools from the borough take part in the event with many of them enjoying their first ever Rugby festival.

“The eight schools were Windmill Hill and Palace Fields from Runcorn and Moorfield, St Bede’s, Spinney Avenue, Oakfield, Simms Cross and All Saints all from Widnes.

“I would like to thank all the staff and pupils that were involved in the day as they were all a credit to their schools."

Marsh was happy at how well the children took to the game of Rugby League, and by including a results system that focuses on participation in the game rather than the number of points scored, it meant everyone could have fun.

He added: “We thought we would measure the team's success on how many tries they scored rather than the games they have won.”

But the experience doesn’t end there for the schools, with all students and staff of the schools involved being specially invited to the Vikings’ Super League clash against St Helens on 21st April.

Marsh said: “At the St Helens match we will celebrate the festival with the announcement of the overall winner of the day and award each individual with a medal for taking part.

“It would be great to get as many of the children from the schools that have taken part and their parents to come along and enjoy the celebration event at the game."