The Festival, held for the second year running, was attended by 14 schools from across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and Dorset, with more than 170 players involved on the day. Under the RFU guidelines the Festival was focussed on enjoyment and participation, therefore results were not collected to determine overall winners. This was the final event of all the IAPS rugby festival this term which saw 54 schools and over 540 competitors take part in rugby events.
Mr Jack Parker, Head of Boys’ Games at Stroud commented: “The day was a great success. The standard of rugby on display was outstanding, with players showcasing excellent speed, agility and handling skills. We look forward to building on the success of this event in the years ahead.”
Stroud School aims to foster a lifelong love of sport, irrespective of ability, so Stroud pupils begin their sporting journey very early, encouraged to develop a firm basis of coordination, balance, agility and movement skills. Specialist coaching further develops their sporting acumen, with rugby, hockey, cricket, netball and football all played competitively. The school’s extensive Wellington sports Grounds, shared with King Edwards VI School, Southampton, consists of 33 acres of playing fields, tennis courts, netball courts and a water-based astro pitch, which enables the school to host large tournaments, allowing pupils to play a range of schools on a regular basis.