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Pupils Prepare for Sale Sharks Rugby Tournament

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Year 6 pupils from Bolton School Junior girls and boys have been training hard in the run up to the Sale Sharks Primary Tag Rugby festival, which will be held at Bolton School on Wednesday 30th March.

The pupils took part in a training session with Bolton Rugby Development Officer Steph Veal who gave them a few pointers for the tournament which will involve a mixed team of Bolton boys and girls competing against 16 other local primary schools. Bolton School have offered the School facilities for the event and Sale Sharks players will be present to meet all the children and give out the prizes. Steph said: "There is clearly some great talent in Bolton, it was good to see the boys and girls improving and getting more involved as the session went on."

The Sale Sharks Primary Link offers in-school tag rugby coaching to primary schoolchildren throughout the North West. Since 2001 over 15,000 children in more than 100 primary schools across the Trafford, Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire have received rugby coaching through the Sale Sharks Primary Link Scheme but this is the first time they have hosted a festival of this type.

The Sharks are due to play a ground breaking Aviva Premiership match against London Irish at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday 16th April (5.30 p.m).

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The girls get in on the action

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Bolton Rugby Development Officer Steph Veal gave the pupils a few pointers for the tournament