Schools take part in New Directions Cup

Schools take part in New Directions Cup

26th June 2017

Six schools from across Halton took part in the New Directions Education Y5/Y6 Super League finale at Widnes Vikings recent fixture against Leigh Centurions.

The festival saw local children from all of the Club’s partner schools (St Bedes, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Oakfield, Holy Family Cronton and St Michaels), along with St Basil’s Primary School, compete in games of rugby league on the i-Pitch.

Widnes Vikings first team stars Patrick Ah Van, MacGraff Leuluai and Brad Walker also oversaw proceedings. After a competitive evening in which St Basils were crowned champions after a 3-2 final win, the three Vikings presented medals following the tournament. 

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 were delighted to continue with another tournament in partnership with New Directions Education,”

“Following on from the first festival before the Salford game, we were happy to see some outstanding rugby being played and everyone having lots of fun. It was great see the children enjoying playing on the i-Pitch, just like their first team heroes."

“We’d like to thank New Directions Education for their continued support of the Vikings and this brilliant initiative, which gives children memories that they'll treasure for a long time." 

Mark Monteith, Bookings Consultant at New Directions Education, says: “The final was a fantastic occasion. New Directions Eduction would like to say well done to all the children involved. It is great to see the Vikings players taking time out of their game perpetrations to get involved with school children from the surrounding areas.” 

Schools take part in New Directions Cup