Despite the overnight rain, 26 school teams took part in the Tag Rugby Festival held at Newton Aycliffe Rugby Club. Split into two competitions – Tier 1 and Tier 2 they played in mini leagues in the morning and then knockout rounds in the afternoon. A massive thank you to the Coaches at the club who refereed games in Tier 1 and to the Sports Leaders from Woodham Academy who officiated the Tier 2 games. Four schools representing BRAZIL, POLAND, MEXICO and JAPAN won the Olympic Focus certificates for their flags, banners, hats and face-paints. Seven schools were awarded medals (kindly donated by the Rugby Club) for their RESPECT during the event – our Olympic Value Focus for this event. And congratulations to Sedgefield Hardwick who won the Tier 1 competition and will represent the SSP at the County Final in March 2020.