Celebrating success of International Tag Rugby Tournament

Wooden Spoon enjoyed another spectacular International Tag Rugby Tournament recently, for children and young people with special needs.

This annual event brought together 400 players from 22 schools and clubs, from all four home nations of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Garryowen FC in collaboration with local Daughters of Charity Service pulled out all the stops to facilitate this great event, which was held the previous year at Telford RFC in Shropshire.

The Tournament was possible thanks to a lot of collaboration and team work from a number of partners; the IRFU event management team managed the scheduling of matches including providing excellent referees and Munster Rugby was on board to assist with the coordination of volunteers and managing the event.

Munster Rugby’s Euan Gee, Community Development Officer, said: “The tournament was a great success and shows how much the players benefit from being involved.”

Rugby legend Fergus Slattery, who is also Regional Chairman for Wooden Spoon’s Leinster region said: “We are delighted Wooden Spoon has been able to work with partners in the rugby family to support this fantastic Tag Rugby Tournament. Providing children and young people with special needs the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful game is very special, which was highlighted by the passionate, positive atmosphere throughout the weekend.”

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