Magnificent Schools Rugby Afternoon

How fantastic it was to be invited to take photographs of Rugby Day earlier this week. As part of the various events surrounding the U20 World Championship in Manchester, high schools from all over the north of England and into Wales were represented in a 7s tournament.

And what an afternoon it proved to be. There were both boys and girls competitions for each secondary age group. All games that ickledot saw were played with enthusiasm and in a great sporting spirit. The venue was Broughton Park Rugby Club where there are many rugby pitches spread over a large area. For most of the afternoon there was rugby activity as far as the eye could see.

Many congratulations to everyone who took part and well done to the RFU's Dave Duxbury and his team for organising such a successful event.

There's a selection of pictures from the day over on Flickr and, for those featured, there's a link to a much bigger display over in the ickledot shop.