North Tyneside Festival of Rugby.
On Sunday 6th October Percy Park Rugby Football Club will once again host the North Tyneside Festival of Rugby.
In partnership with Northumberland Rugby Union and with support from Newcastle Falcons, Percy Park have attracted 906 children aged from 6 to 10 years old, to play in the opening Festival of the Season.
The Festival of Rugby is an inclusive event aimed at helping children with the new laws of Rugby and it also allows cross county coaches to share ideas and training plans which will help develop the children going forward.
This year we have 115 teams entered across the 5 age group and will see Percy Park arrange and execute 220 fixtures on 26 pitches over 4 hours.
This year we have seen a huge increase in the number of clubs participating across all age groups, with teams travelling from as far north as Alnwick and west from Carlisle.
The main thrust of the event is for all children to have loads of FUN and for everyone to ENJOY themselves.
Under the “New Rules of Play”, we won’t have an overall winner, as there are no cups or trophies to be awarded at the end of the day.
All children taking part will be fed by Percy Park and all the children will receive commemorative medals.
Doors open for this year’s North Tyneside Festival at 09:00 hrs on 6th Oct, with the first fixtures starting at 10:30hrs.
All members at Percy Park RFC have rallied with support, which ought to make the day extremely enjoyable and memorable.
If any child wishes to consider “giving rugby a try”, parents can visit the club website www.percyparkrfc.co.uk or ring Glenn Forster on 07812 834089.