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Coventry School children get set for Aviva Finals Day appearance

Coventry schoolchildren have been perfecting their tag rugby skills in preparation for a game at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham Stadium.

Pupils from Courthouse Green Primary School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School have been selected to take part as part of the match day entertainment for spectators at the showpiece final at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, May 28.

All 20 pupils are part of Wasps’ community development programme and have been taking part in Premiership Rugby’s Something to Chew On programme, which aims to encourage healthy living habits through rugby, and Aviva Tackling Numbers, which helps to increase children’s confidence and understanding of numerical skills.

Each school has been part of a six week programme that combines a mixture of classroom and practical rugby sessions to improve their rugby skills in the lead up to the match.

Engage! is an educational rugby initiative which aims to promote the sports core values (Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Enjoyment and Discipline) and has been commissioned by Wasps to deliver a range of their Premiership Rugby community development programmes across Coventry.

Tom Clift, programme manager at Engage!, said:

The children at both schools have been fantastic and really embraced the programmes we have delivered for Wasps.

We are delighted they have the opportunity to be part of a major national rugby event as they join in with hundreds of schoolchildren from around the country to take part in the tag rugby demonstrations.

Not only will they be able to put all of the skills they have learnt into practice, they will also get the chance to be inspired by the professionals in action.