St George’s Day, the birthday (and death-day) of Shakespeare: call it what you will, but last Sunday the 23rd of April saw Selby Rugby Club’s latest, highly successful minis tournament across the whole of its expansive site.
Children as young as 5, right up to the age of 11 took part in the tournament, of which Read School is the proud main sponsor. Clubs as far away as Sheffield, Harrogate and Doncaster sent their brightest and best to play touch and full contact rugby in a group based competition at the full age range. The tournament started at 10.30, with each team playing every other team in their group to yield age-group winners. By 2pm these winners were decided, though in the spirit of the RFU’s inclusivity policy, no outright winners were named, rather all players – boys and girls – received their medal for participating.