School celebrate more success on rugby pitch

Year 7 rugby league pupils from Churchill Community College celebrate their success in the North East Regional Champions competition.
Year 7 rugby league pupils from Churchill Community College celebrate their success in the North East Regional Champions competition.

YOUNG rugby league stars are celebrating yet more success on the pitch.

Year 7 pupils from Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, are the North East Boys Regional Champions for Year 7 after winning the recent final.

They won 34-4 against a spirited St John’s RC, from Durham.

The success follows on from being crowned Tyne and Wear District Champions last November, which came just two months after the talented students took up the sport.

They will now go on to represent the North East in the national finals, where they will face the North West winners.

As part of the competition, they have been taking place in Central Venue Leagues, local finals and regional finals to be crowned as Tyne and Wear Champions to face off against their Durham counterparts.

Jade Mackie, regional development officer at the RFL, said: “Introducing the Central Venue Leagues this year has developed the competition immensely; the players are provided with the opportunity to play more regularly and this is evident in the performances on the pitch.

“The games have been thrilling at all levels. I would like to congratulate all the teams on getting this far in the competition and good luck to all the winning teams in the next round.

“Additionally, a huge thank you must go to the community rugby league coaches, teachers and match officials who ensure these games go ahead.”