St Michael’s tag rugby team shows great sportsmanship

THE tag rugby team from St Michael’s Primary School in Lyme Regis have had an amazing season.

The team has played in four tournaments all across Dorset, winning one, coming second in two and fourth in their last tournament. Of the 25 games they have played, the team has won 20, scoring a total of 126 tries.

Leo, Jasmine and Ella were the leading scorers with 75 tries between them.

Deputy headteacher James Rich commented: “These achievements are all the more impressive considering the children only started training as a team earlier in the year. Coached by teaching assistant Ben Taylor, the team have improved in every tournament and displayed great skill, determination and teamwork in every game they have played.

“The team have been brilliantly captained by Jasmine, Martha and Leo. The captains and the other players have a great sporting future ahead of them. Nineteen children from St Michael’s have joined either Bridport Rugby Club or Sidmouth Ladies RFC.

“Not only has the team been brilliant in terms of displaying their emerging rugby skills, they have shown great sportsmanship and team spirit.

“The team (and other children from St Michael’s) had the opportunity to go to Twickenham to cheer on their role models when England played the Barbarians; the children and their families had a fantastic day. Who knows, one day they may grace the field themselves.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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