Record numbers play tag rugby

RECORD NUMBERS: Action from Diss High's School tag rugby event
RECORD NUMBERS: Action from Diss High's School tag rugby event
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A record number of over 250 players from 10 different schools took part in Diss High School’s annual tag rugby event for children in Year 3 and Year 4 last week.

Along with the hosts, children from All Saints, Burston, Bressingham, Diss Junior, Dickleburgh, Garboldisham, Roydon, St Andrews and Tivetshall all competed in the tournament.

The format saw six teams split into four separate leagues, with each of the table-toppers advancing through to another division where they all faced each other to determine a champion.

The four league winners were: Bressingham II, Diss Junior II, Garboldisham I and Garboldisham II.

It was Garboldisham I that went on to clinch first prize, with Garboldisham II clinching the runners-up spot.

Bressingham II were third, while Diss Junior II came fourth.

Rosemary Bloom, who organised the competition, said: “It was amazing to see those numbers. Sometimes three or four schools miss out, but it was only one this time.

“What is brilliant about tag rugby is that it is not gender dominated — both girls and boys can play it.

“There was a mixture of good players and ones that had never played before.

“It was great to see those inexperienced players progress as the day went on.”

The matches were overseen by a host of referees, who were: Chris Disney, Toby Jacka, Sam Willet, Ethan Evers-Germany, Jed Carter, Finn Martin, Ben Faulkener and Kyle Rudd.