Cheltenham School Wins Tag Rugby Trophy

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Cheltenham School Wins Tag Rugby Trophy

The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great is a trophy winner in the 'Tag to Twickenham' event.

Children from the school in Knapp Road, Cheltenham have taken part in the latest round took place at Taunton School in Taunton in Somerset on Tuesday 23rd June 2009.

A total of five schools from Gloucestershire went through to the regional heats in a bid to get to play Tag Rugby at Twickenham.

The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great didn’t qualify for the next round but won their section.

PCSO Lynda Price, from Cheltenham Town Centre Safer Community Team is one of the coaches for St Gregory the Great, she said; “Although we haven’t made it any further in the competition we are thrilled to be trophy winners.

“We have got a load of sporting goodies for the school and most importantly the children have had a fantastic time taking part.”

The school will receive four rugby balls, two sets of bibs and two sets of tags and belts.

PCSO Price, PCSO Steve Benbow, PC Mark Love and Sergeant Alistair Hammett were all involved in the event.

PCSO Price added; “It was great for us to get involved. This event is a brilliant opportunity for the Constabulary to build relations with these young people.

“We hope that the children realise police are approachable people who are there to help.”

There will be a celebration assembly at the school on Wednesday 1st July where all the children who took part will receive certificates for their efforts.

For further information on the work of Cheltenham Town Centre’s Safer Community Team please visit the Constabulary website at and go to the Neighbourhood Policing pages.

Posted : 03/07/2009 17:18:55

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