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March 8, 2016
Tamara will join over 70 youngsters with learning disabilities from across Cumbria who are representing their districts and competing at the Cumbria School Games Tag Rugby Festival organised by the Cumbria Rugby Football Union at Penrith Leisure Centre on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.
The festival is a new edition to Cumbria School Games. The Cumbria Rugby Football Union are keen see the development of disability rugby in schools expand and it is hoped that this event will encourage more young disabled people to play and enjoy competitive rugby and be used as a catalyst for ongoing participation and development.
Tamara and her team have overcome the stereotypes associated with the game and will be an inspiration to the youngsters at the Festival. This is Tamara’s 12th year in the England squad and she has an amazing 89 caps! She is the current England Team Captain and has played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups but her greatest success is winning the 2014 World Cup in France where she played a part in every game.
Cumbria School Games at Level 3 are organised by Active Cumbria the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership, which is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships across England, and is part of Cumbria County Council’s Health & Wellbeing Service, the games are delivered in partnership with School Games Organisers, schools, clubs, NGBs and other local partners.
The School Games is an exciting, fully inclusive competition for school children in Cumbria. Every school in Cumbria has been given the opportunity to get involved, potentially giving every school child the chance to take part.
Nicola Maclean, Development Officer from Active Cumbria said ‘In order to provide more competitive sporting opportunities, a key focus of the Cumbria School Games is to give more young people responsibility within sport. Whether it is as a player, reporter or referee, the programme provides excellent opportunities for all young people to make a positive and active contribution to their school.’