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Tag Rugby Provincial Extravaganza

Tag Rugby Provincial Extravaganza

19/04/02.The Ford Tag Rugby Provincial Extravaganza will take place on Monday next (22nd April) at Queens University Playing Fields, Dub Lane, Belfast commencing at 11.00am.

Tag Rugby is an innovative form of non-contact rugby, placing the emphasis on running, passing and support skills. Rugby is now a world sport and the Tag Rugby Programme is part of a wider initiative by the I.R.F.U and the Ford Motor Company to revitalise the introductory stages of rugby for children in schools and clubs.

Over 100 Ulster schools from Letterkenny to Newtownards, Monaghan to Coleraine have taken part in a series of Tag Rugby competitions, and this Monday, more than 30 qualifying schools will meet to participate at the Provincial Extravaganza.

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The festivities start at 11.00am with the Nations Parade of schools in fancy dress, representing their adopted rugby nation.

Competition will begin at 11.30am and should run for approximately 2 hours.

Ulster and Ireland rugby star Johnny Bell will also be enjoying what
promises to be an exciting day for Ford Tag Rugby and will be on hand to judge the Nations Parade and present the Fair Play Award. The Fair Play Award will be judged by the referees who will base their decision on sportsmanship, teamwork and skill.

Qualifying Schools.
Ards Model P.S,
Brooklands P.S, Armagh Lisnadill P.S, Hardy Memorial P.S,
Ballymena Kells and Connor P.S, Hazelbank P.S, Bangor Ballyholme P.S, Kilmaine P.S, Belfast Holywood P.S, Cairnshill P.S, Coleraine Macosquin P.S, Christie Memorial P.S, Carnalridge P.S, Enniskillen (tbc), Larne Glynn P.S, Linn P.S,
Oliverfleet P.S, Letterkenny Woodlands National School,
Scoil Colmcille, The Boys School, Lisburn Friends Prep School,
Harmony Hill P.S, Londonderry Eglinton P.S, Model P.S,
Foyle and Londonderry Prep School, Magherafelt St Treas P.S,
Ampertaine P.S, Mid-Ulster Ballydown P.S, Bridge P.S,
Monaghan (tbc), Omagh Gibson P.S, St. Theresa’s, Glebe.