First Class Supply festival of tag rugby returns

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Kingston Park Stadium will play host to a huge tag rugby festival on Friday June 21 as part of the ongoing partnership between the Newcastle Rugby Foundation and independent supply teaching agency, First Class Supply.

Students at Key Stage 2 will play games on the main pitch at the home ground of Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder. The event proved to be very popular last year with over 60 teams signing up to the rugby-filled day.

Lesley Robinson, director of First Class Supply, said: “We are delighted that through our ongoing partnership with the Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Rugby Foundation we are able to facilitate these fantastic sporting opportunities for so many of our regions pupils. The Festival last year was a huge success and we are looking forward to an even more amazing event this year.”

Launched at the start of the 2017/18 season, the First Class Supply Schools Connections programme has seen over 1,500 young people receive additional rugby coaching, with many pupils and teachers attending Newcastle Falcons home games at Kingston Park Stadium.

The First Class Supply Schools Connections Programme aims to develop strong partnerships with schools in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria and Teesside by supporting affiliated schools.

Educators can tailor their own delivery programme within their allocated number of contact time, which can be used to include player visits and guest coaching sessions along with numerous benefits and incentives, including priority booking on CPD events and entry into schools competitions at Kingston Park Stadium.

Thanks to the generous support of First Class Supply, the fastest growing independent supply teaching agency in the North East, 25 free taster days are being given to schools across the region, further enhancing the reach of the programme.

To find out more about the programme or to enter the festival, email .

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