Belfast Telegraph

Tag a team together and raise cash for cancer care

by Chris McCann

Women are being encouraged to join teams, alongside men, to take part in the IRFU Charity Tag Rugby Tournament 2010 later this month

IRFU are calling on ‘tag teams’ of action men and women all across the province to help them raise funds by taking part in their summer charity Tag Rugby tournament.

The leading rugby institute have teamed up in support of local charity Action Cancer to launch this year’s event.

With the help of Ulster Captain Chris Henry who is endorsing the tournament, the organisers are sure it is set to be a great day out for all lovers of the tag game.

The tournament will take place on Sunday, August, 29 from 11am and is open to both men and women with anything between seven to 12 players per team.

Taking place at The Pavillion, Stormont, which is home to the NI Civil Service RFC, the facilities will be of a very high standard.

A maximum of 20 teams |will battle it out to claim the title of ‘IRFU Charity Tag Team 2010’. Men and women, aged 16 and above are all encouraged to participate and the usual tag rules will apply.

Ulster captain Chris Henry is trying to encourage as many teams as possible to sign up for the event: “I’m delighted to be involved in endorsing this tournament and would definitely encourage people to sign up.

“Tag rugby is a fantastic way to keep fit and have a bit of craic at the same time.

“Action Cancer does great work for the local community so I would hope as many as possible would register a team, have a laugh and raise money for the charity at the same time. I’ll be looking forward to handing over the cup to the deserved winners on the day!”

Spectators are encouraged to come along on the day and join in the fun.

PR and events officer for Action Cancer Lucy McCusker said: “I am really excited about this year’s tag tournament in association with the IRFU.

“It’s a fab day out for both players and families who come along to watch. Tag has become such a popular summer sport so we expect places will go fast — so I’d persuade anyone interested to get in touch as soon as possible.”

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