Recently Sparsholt College was delighted to invite Winchester and Eastleigh Primary schools to take part in the annual tag rugby event, at Winchester Rugby Club. It was organised and run by Sparsholt College’s BTEC Extended National Diploma Sport students.

Twelve local primary schools took part in the event, with this year’s theme of the Commonwealth Games. All came prepared to represent a country; tents decorated, faces painted, and flags brought along to get into the spirit of the day.

The event aims were for all to have fun and enjoy the experience of tag rugby whilst gaining an insight into what a future studying sport with Sparsholt looks like.

Fantastic achievements were observed and awarded at the end of the day, praising the school teams for best teamwork, fair play, most trys, best chant, loudest and of course – the most muddy!

Feedback received from schools commented on the children’s enjoyment of the event and their interest in finding out more about playing tag rugby locally. The overwhelmingly positive feedback, a true testament to the hard work and achievements of the Sparsholt College Outdoor Activities Sport team for organising the successful event.

Joanne Todd, lecturer in Sport and Fitness said:

“It was fantastic to see and hear the school children chanting, supporting each other, and really enjoying themselves. The Sparsholt students worked effortlessly together and met their aims and objectives which was for the school children to enjoy a day of tag rugby.”