Schools take part in New Directions Cup

Schools take part in New Directions Cup

4th April 2017

Six schools from across Halton took part in the New Directions Education Y5/Y6 Super League, at Widnes Vikings recent fixture against Salford Red Devils.

The festival saw local 10 and 11 year old children from St Bedes, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, St Basils, Oakfield, Holy Family Cronton and St Michaels primary schools compete in games of rugby league on the I-pitch watched on by first team players Patrick Ah Van and Chris Dean. The fixture evening will culminate in the final at Widnes Vikings fixture against Leigh Centurions in June.

The Cup is supported by New Directions Education, one of the largest education recruitment and training specialists in the UK. The supply teaching agency has offices based across the country, including the Wirral and Liverpool.

Liam Clark, Community Coordinator at Widnes Vikings, says: “We’re really proud to launch this tournament. We’d like to thank New Directions Education for their continued support of the Vikings and this brilliant initiative, which gives children the amazing opportunity of playing in front of a crowd at our stadium." 

Lauran Collins, Recruitment Consultant at New Directions Education, says: "We are thrilled to be back involved for the second year in a row and it was nice to see some familiar faces from last years team taking part again.

"There was some outstanding rugby being played by those taking part and it is so exciting seeing them play on their home team's pitch. It is a huge honour and not many will have that opportunity so it is great of Widnes Vikings to be so involved with the school communities. The final should be a good event and I will be excited to award the winners trophy yet again."

Schools take part in New Directions Cup