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CHAMPION SCHOOLS KICKS OFF

10th November 2012, 14:03

CHAMPION SCHOOLS KICKS OFF

ENTER YOUR TEAM AND TRY FOR NATIONAL GLORY

 

NOVEMBER will see the start of the 2012/13 Champions Schools competition in Wales with the competition being open to all, from year seven pupils, boys and girls, to colleges and sixth forms.

 

St Joseph's RC school in Newport won the title last year while Ystalyfera's Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg reached this year's final only to lose out. However, they created history as the first Welsh speaking school to get to the final.

 

Every school team entered will participate in a regional round robin tournament, with the winners of each region progressing to the knockout stages. The National Winners and Runners-Up from each age group will be entered into the UK stages of the Carnegie Champions Schools tournament.

 

The Champion Schools Competition continues to be one of Rugby League’s great success stories having enjoyed another year of growth. The Carnegie Champions schools rugby league tournament is the biggest of its kind, with entrants from all over the country.

 

The Champions Schools tournament has been an ever present in the schools Calendar for the last six years. There has been a massive increase in the number of schools since its introduction in 2006.

 

Last season’s schools competition saw a continued rise in participation in Wales, culminating in a Welsh Finals Day at The Gnoll, Neath.

 

Wales Rugby League made history last year by hosting the first UK national semi-final between Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg and Cwm Rhymni.

 

Wales continues to produce competitive teams with Brynteg, in 2005, another to have won the UK title.

 

This season for the first time the competition will see teams entering from North Wales with regional tournaments in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham, make this a truly national competition.

 

If your school is interested in playing Rugby League, please don’t hesitate to contacting mark.jones@walesrugbyleague.co.uk for further information.