Thursday, June 29, 2017
Following the success of last year’s Quick Rip festival, tomorrow Gordon Spratt Reserve will once again be packed with an abundance of year seven and eight kids participating in the Quick Rip for the day.
The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union have been delivering modules across the Western Bay of Plenty up-skilling school staff and running training session within the schools. The modules have been designed to encourage students to be involved and learn about the game of rugby, in a fun and active environment.
The Quick Rip game is easy to learn, with simple skills. Promoting excellent ball handling and running skills the game gives players of all capabilities a chance to participate in. Quick Rip is a variation of Rippa Rugby but introduces non-contested scrums, lineouts and the ability to kick the ball.
Bay of Plenty Union’s Junior Rugby Development Officer Brett Johnson commented, “It is an exciting game to watch, it is face paced, but with scrums, lineouts and the kicking element it also brings continuity to the game.”
“We are looking forward to seeing the boys and girls showcase their skills they have learnt and enjoy this fun event,” said Johnston.
This year the tournament will see 53 teams from seven schools participating from the Western Bay of Plenty area.