The summer League Tag season hit new heights in the Sydney Metro region in term four as more than five thousand primary school students took to the field. From Belrose Oval in the north to Carss Park in the south of Sydney 500 teams entered competitions based on this modified version of Rugby League.
The Blue Mountain bush fires then subsequent wet weather played havoc with the League Tag schedule, but the schools rebounded from four postponed events to take the field and enjoy the competitions supported by the Dragons, Sea Eagles, Bears and Wests Tigers. However it was the NRL Premiership trophy displayed at the Roosters event that proved most popular with students (and parents!).
Secondary school students from schools such as Gymea, Hunter’s Hill, Killara and North Sydney Boys High Schools assisted at the League Tag events when they took up the whistle and controlled games. These students had completed training leading up to the local gala days and gained valuable experience in officiating and administration of a sporting event.
Thank you to all participating schools for participating with great spirit and sportsmanship across all events. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014 when the NRL school programs will again be on offer.