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Year 5 Tag Rugby Tournament

12 children from Year 5 today represented Hothfield in a tag rugby tournament at Cougar Park, home of the Keighley Cougars. An impressive 14 local schools were taking part and we were drawn in what turned out to be the so-called ‘Group of Death’ alongside Long Lee, Glusburn and Worth Valley.

We dominated our first match against Worth Valley and were unlucky to be pegged back to a 2-2 draw (Rio scored the 2 tries). The second match vs. Glusburn was a more one-sided affair which we won by an impressive 4 tries to 1 (Alfie 3, Mitchell 1). That left a winner-takes-all match against high-flying Long Lee, who had won their opening 2 matches. It was a fast-paced, high quality contest with tries galore that was richly enjoyed by our onlooking support from the stands. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the final 5-4 scoreline (tries from Sulaiman, Mitchell, Archie and Alfie).

All members of the squad contributed superbly to a valiant effort and it says a lot that Long Lee went on to win the whole tournament. It has been great to see so many of the Y5 children enthused by the tag-rugby sessions this term and a pleasure to share the trip to Cougar Park with them today.

Squad: Alfie, Archie, Edward BC, Elouise, Holly, James I, Katelyn, Mitchell, Natalia, Rio, Sam B, Sulaiman

Year 5 Rugby Training

This half-term, Year 5 are lucky enough to have 6 PE sessions delivered by a coach from local rugby league side Keighley Cougars.
The first of these was held this week and enjoyed by all! The children learnt how to handle the ball, both by the ‘belly’ and the ‘ears’, and to play the ball behind them with their foot after a tackle.
We’re looking forward to the remaining sessions and to the tag rugby tournament on 6 April (at Cougar Park).

Tackle rugby Champions.


Hothfield’s boys tackle rugby team won their competition on Tuesday at Cougar Park. They won all 5 of their matches.


Will won the Player of the Tournament award.

The girls team won 1 out of 4 games and finished joint 2nd.

Year 6 rugby skills

Year 6 have been learning and improving their rugby skills with the help of Keighley Cougars coaches.



What were the skills that you were learning year 6?

Do any of you already play rugby for a team?