Try-tastic for girls’ regional rugby final

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Girls from across the region have been competing for the chance to represent their district at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county final, in the games’ regional Touch Rugby final.

Year 7/8 pupils from Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley attended the joint event, supported by the RFU (Rugby Football Union) and held at Burnley Rugby Club.

108 local girls took part in the competition, with St Augustine’s High School taking the overall top spot, narrowly beating Royal Clitheroe Grammar School to scoop the Ribble Valley regional title.

St Augustine’s will now represent the Ribble Valley at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals in July, alongside Unity College who will represent Burnley and Primet High School, Pendle.

Other schools taking part were Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College; Sir John Thursby Community College and Shuttleworth College.

Helen Tyson, Lancashire school games organiser for Burnley said: “It was a fantastic event and all girls should be really proud of their performance. Touch Rugby is a great sport to develop effective teamwork and fitness levels, and is great fun for teams to play.

“Congratulations to all teams involved and we will look forward to seeing St Augustine’s, Unity College and Primet High School proudly represent their district at Stanley Park, Blackpool, on the 2nd July.

“Thank you to Burnley Rugby Club for providing us with excellent facilities and refreshments.”