Youngsters run the ball during the Warriors Community TAG festival at Sixways
The Warriors Community TAG Rugby programme for the north of the county drew to an exciting climax when the 15 schools from Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Redditch came to Sixways for a coaching session and then pitted their skills against one another in the Sportsmatch tournament.
The first hour of the Friday, October 20, event saw Matt Sherratt - Warriors' Rugby Development Officer - give the young boys and girls a coaching session and some last-minute tips before the tournament started.
Once under way, the tournament was a keenly-contested affair with all schools putting up a great show and scoring tries galore. The final was contested by Bromsgrove's St John's Middle School and Dingleside Middle, in Redditch. After 10 minutes of end-to-end action, it was St Johns that ran out winners and who now have the opportunity of competing in the regional finals, to be held at Sixways at a later date.
"It became clear from watching this festival that the standard of play from all schools has improved dramatically since the Warriors community programme started," Matt said. "All the schools involved had excellent individual and team work skills and showed a great understanding of the principles of the game."
Premiership Rugby today announced an extension of their partnership with the UK's largest insurance company, Aviva, for a further three years. The contract extension, which starts in the 2014-15 season, will cover a golden era for club rugby in England and will include a period when the country will host a Rugby World Cup and when rugby union will finally rejoin the Olympic movement.
Not only are the great and the good of the Aviva Premiership Rugby strutting their stuff at Twickenham this Saturday - so are the new generation of rugby players, including Worcester RFC, courtesy of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Warrior Stuart Brooks will represent the club at Twickenham next weekend as he battles for the honour of carrying the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy onto the pitch ahead of the final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints.