More than 400 young players take the field in Hadleigh TAG rugby tournament

Group cheer! Just a few of the players (along with on the Marcus Gallagher HRFC Youth Chairman and

Group cheer! Just a few of the players (along with on the Marcus Gallagher HRFC Youth Chairman and Matt Short, RFU Community Coach) - Credit: Archant

A record number of young rugby players transformed Hadleigh, into the focal point of Mini-TAG rugby in Europe… and beyond.

Bury v Hadleigh

Bury v Hadleigh - Credit: Archant

With more than 400 players The Hadleigh TAG 2017 smashed last year’s record of 330 players, an event which was officially recognised as the biggest Mini-TAG festival in The British Isles.

Building on the success of previous years Hadleigh RFC welcomed 36 squads of both U-7s and U-8s from Braintree, Colchester, Woodbridge, Ipswich, Bishop’s Stortford, Chelmsford, Witham, Brightlingsea, Mistley, Sudbury, Bury St. Edmunds, Harwich, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Ipswich YM as well as their own “Hadleigh Baa-Baa’s” to play some great rugby based on the RFU’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

“Who says Rugby is for Boys?” Bishops Stortford (Blue and White) v Stowmarket U8s

Who says Rugby is for Boys? Bishops Stortford (Blue and White) v Stowmarket U8s - Credit: Archant

Witham attack!

Witham attack! - Credit: Archant

Hadleigh v Ipswich YM – “Tagged”!

Hadleigh v Ipswich YM Tagged! - Credit: Archant

Hadleigh v Ipswich YM U7s

Hadleigh v Ipswich YM U7s - Credit: Archant

Hadleigh go for the try line

Hadleigh go for the try line - Credit: Archant


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