Rugby stars book place in county finals

Bolton-le-Sands are through to the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals.
Bolton-le-Sands are through to the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals.
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Pupils from Bolton-le-Sands C of E (pictured) and St Luke’s Primary Schools took victory in tag rugby to seal their place at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals.

The two primary school teams competed against 21 schools from Heysham and Lancaster to take the top spot in their respective areas. The event took place at Heysham High School’s back fields after the pitches at original venue, The Vale of Lune RUFC, were deemed unfit for play after a bout of bad weather and heavy rain.

Bolton-le-Sands will now represent Heysham and St Luke’s will represent Lancaster to compete against the other winners in the Lancashire School Games County Final.

The SPAR Lancashire School Games is organised by the Lancashire Local Organising Committee and sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England.

Around 3,000 primary and secondary pupils from across the county are expected to take part in the events which are part of the national £128m School Games programme, aimed at motivating and inspiring millions of youngsters to take part in competitive school sport. Steven Jamieson, Lancaster School games organiser, said: “A mention must go to the game officials from Our Lady’s Catholic College and Heysham, Central and Morecambe High Schools.

“They were organised by Lancaster & Heysham Sports Network and trained locally by the RFU and were all fantastic on the day.”

The SPAR Lancashire School Games County Final will take place at Stanley Park in Blackpool on July 1.