New team wins touch rugby tournament

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STUDENTS grabbed first place in a touch rugby competition - despite having limited experience of the game.

Minsthorpe Community College took four mixed teams - each one compromising of four boys and two girls - to the tournament at De Lacy Academy, Knottingley, last month.

Year ten students Melissa Waters, Ellie Wainwright, Aaran Cartwright, Daniel Priestley, Jimmy Mercer and Harley Axe came first out of seven teams.

The other year ten team came third, with the two year nine teams coming fourth and sixth.

Laura Steel, school sports co-ordinator, said: “We have never played much touch rugby before so we thought it would be nice to get as many teams together as possible. We took four teams from our year nine and ten students to compete.

“They improved massively as the tournament went on and they got the idea of the game. They did very well. The students loved the afternoon and really got stuck in.

“We are definitely hoping to keep it going in college now. We are also going to take part in another tournament hosted at De Lacy Academy in the summer.”