Perennials RFC & The Newforge Taggers Have Teamed Up To Hold A Combined Able Bodied & Players With Learning Disabilites ON THE SAME TEAM – THEY NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS on Saturday 31st August 2013

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If you never support anything else in your life then support this

Perennials RFC and Newforge Taggers have joined forces to run a major fund raising day for the ‘Taggers’ at Belfast Harlequins on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 31st August 2013. They need your support.

The Newforge Taggers Tag Rugby Football Club was established in September 2006. It is a Tag Rugby Club for those with learning disabilities and was the first club of its type in Ireland.

The number of playing members at the club continues to grow. The players, who are both male and female, all have learning disabilities. The club caters from age six with no upper age limit. The coaches have seen, and continue to see, a very noticeable improvement in the players’ skill levels and understanding of the game.

The main focus of the day will be a festival of tag rugby involving approximately twenty teams. Each team will be made up of eight players, both male and female, and will include one representative from the Newforge Taggers’ over 18 playing pool. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the first ever tag rugby event to include both able bodied players and players with learning disabilities, playing together in the same team. Be part of it!!!

The cost per team to enter will be £300.00. Your team can be made up of friends, work colleagues, fellow athletes, whatever it takes to get seven on the pitch, but the aim is to raise as much revenue as possible for this very worthy cause (Newforge Taggers are recognised as a charity by HM Revenue & Customs and are affiliated to Mencap).

A barbeque and refreshments will be available during the afternoon, together with sideshows and activities to amuse all age groups, and the festival will kick-off with an exhibition match involving teams from the ‘Taggers’ under 18 players to show us how it should be done!

Following the afternoon activities things can slow down a little with a meal, live music, a ballot and a chance to meet old friends and make new ones. This part of the day is a ticket only event, costing £25.00 per person, and remember, if you can’t make the afternoon matches you can always support the evening celebrations.

There will of course be other ways to help; a festival programme will be produced with plenty of advertising space and sponsorship / donations are very welcome.

So what do you do now? Get active, get that team together and contact Geoff Goldsbrough (07775 650010), Colin McKee (07934 301463), or Philip Parker (07703 583003) as soon as possible. Let us know if you can help in other ways and don’t be shy about coercing your friends to get involved in what should be a wonderfully up-lifting day for all. We look forward to hearing from you, and will update you as the final format evolves.

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