60 children from six local primary schools including New Islington Primary, Pownall Green Primary, Cheadle Hulme Prep, Beaver Road Primary, St. John's Primary and St.James' Primary, as well as 12 junior school boys from MGS, joined in the session. It was led by coaches from MGS Rugby Club who teamed up with coaches from MGS' junior school on the day.
During the session, the children were taught various tag rugby skills including passing and catching, defensive skills, as well as focusing on agility development.
Julie Ward, Principal Assessor for Junior Entry at MGS, organised the session and said: "It was a pleasure to welcome so many children into our school and teach them a great sport. We received some fantastic input from Sale Sharks and we were even treated to a visit from their mascot, Sharky at the end of the day."
Following the morning long training session, the children then participated in a series of tag rugby matches in the afternoon. Medals were then awarded to each child by the Sale Sharks mascot. The club's ambassador, John McDonagh, said: "It was so much fun to be involved in this session and meet so many different children who are, without a doubt, the aspiring rugby stars of the future! Tag rugby is great for girls and boys and I hope each of them enjoyed it as much as I did."