Over a hundred children were seen side-stepping and evading tackles like George North recently at a rugby festival organised by Coleg Menai.
Year six children from local primary schools descended on Bethesda’s Cae Ddol rugby ground to take part in the fifth annual Coleg Menai Tag Rugby Tournament organised by the college’s students.
The winners were Ysgol Penybryn (Bethesda), who got the better of local rivals Ysgol Tregarth in the finals to lift the winning trophy.
Marrissa Duggan, a first year HND Sports Science student who helped arrange the tournament, said: "It was a pleasure watching them play rugby with smiles on their faces, it’s a great opportunity for children to become engaged in sport and learn about discipline and fair play.
“Who knows, we might even have found the next George North or Shane Williams.”
The tournament was arranged by Coleg Menai’s HND Sport Science students and all money raised will be shared between the college’s charity of the year, Cancer Research UK and Hafan Menai.
Tag Rugby is a fun and exciting form of non-contact rugby suitable for males and females of all ages and abilities. There are no scrums and line-outs and tackling is not allowed. It can be played as a family fun game in the local park or on the beach with teams comprising of as few as 4 or 5 players, or as a competitive 7-a-side game in organised leagues and festivals.
The tournament was sponsored by local businesses; Intense Public Protection, Morgan Financial Services, Cartio Môn, Zumba Fitness, Crossfit, Lesley Wills Personal Trainer, Natalie Lloyd Hairdresser, Design Room and Vallas Chip Shop.
Over a hundred children were seen side-stepping and evading tackles like....