Sky Try festival takes place outside Anfield

Sky Try festival takes place outside Anfield

21st November 2016

As part of the Sky Try project, Holy Family Catholic Primary School and Halton Farnworth Hornets took part in a brilliant festival in Stanley Park on Sunday morning.

The Festival took place prior to the Ladbrokes Four Nations Final between Australia and New Zealand at Anfield, and many youngsters from around the Borough braved the weather conditions to play rugby on Stanley Park, before parading the Anfield pitch before the game in a parade. Our Vikings Sport Foundation staff were on hand on the day to help out at the Sky Try festival, and saw lots of skills and ability on show throughout the event.

The Sky Try programme aims to make a difference by increasing the amount of viewers, spectators and participants to Rugby League, with the RFL viewing this as a great opportunity to develop and grow the sport.

Across Liverpool, the Vikings Sport Foundation delivers Sky Try to a number of schools, including St Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Primary School, Much Woolton Catholic Primary School, Norman Pannell Primary School, Childwall Valley Primary School and Hunts Cross Primary School, in which key skills and exercise are promoted throughout the sessions. 

Holy Family school were presented with their Sky Try t-shirts for the day earlier in the week by members of the New Zealand squad, as can be seen here, and Halton Hornets as a club brought a huge number of children for a thoroughly enjoyable morning. 

Liam Clark, Education Officer at Widnes Vikings, says the event was a brilliant curtain raiser to the Four Nations Final.

"Today was a great way to kick-start the Four Nations final," he said.

"To see so many children enjoying themselves and playing rugby was brilliant to see and playing rugby with an iconic stadium such as Anfield in the background must give everyone involved some nice memories to look back on.

"I would like to thank our Vikings Sport Foundation staff for coming along and putting in a lot of hard work throughout the day. Also I would like to thank Tracy Power from the RFL, and those from Liverpool Council and Stanley Park who made sure the event was run as smoothly as possible."

Sky Try festival takes place outside Anfield