NORTH Liverpool was once again taken over by rugby league in March as more than 150 school children participated in the annual Fazakerley Tournament.
The inaugural festival saw a fantastic spectacle of rugby league, great teamwork, skills and sportsmanship with Rice Lane Junior School lifting the trophy.
The final was a tightly fought contest with Rice Lane taking the spoils with some fantastic running play and stubborn defending.
St. Johns Catholic Primary School took the Silver tournament thanks to their numerous speedsters. The bronze trophy went to Barlow’s Primary who were outstanding in defence.
The annual event is organised in partnership with Robbie Boardman, S.S.C.O Fazakerley High School and John Farrell, Liverpool Rugby League Development Officer.
Robbie Boardman at Fazakerley High School, said: “This event continues to impress; Community Saints have built a strong partnership with Fazakerley High over the last five years and as a result we now have an established Rugby League fan base in the North of the city.”
Gordon Pennington, S.C.D.F Director, added: “This partnership goes from strength to strength and we are looking forward to developing Rugby League across the city thanks to North Liverpool’s commitment to sport in the community.”
There are now three Liverpool based development squads which are Liverpool Storm, Liverpool Lions and Kirkby Cougars.
All participants were encouraged to join the three clubs.