Wakefield Wildcats celebrate touch rugby success

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TOUCH rugby teams entertained the Rapid Solicitors Stadium crowd before the Wildcats’ Super League clash with Hull FC on Sunday in the third annual Wakefield College Touch Rugby Cup.

Eight teams took to the pitch to test their skills against each other in the annual competition and a third different winner was crowned in Wakefield CRL, who pipped All Black Raiders to the trophy in the final.

The competition was part of a successful day off the pitch for the club, with a Guinness World Record also being made for the largest remote dance class before kick-off.

Organiser Richard Cattley said: “It was a fantastic event and everyone did really well to keep going as it was a scorching day. A big thank you goes to everyone involved, especially the Army boys as they were in full cammo gear and must have been baking! Our community department has really shown what we can do this weekend.”

Teams were split into two pools of four with the winner of each pool playing off for the trophy in the final.

Six of the teams came from the Wildcats’ successful touch rugby league, which is currently entering its penultimate round this week, while the other two sides were from the Army.

Following completion of the Wildcats’ touch rugby league competition, a social league will kick-off on Wednesday, July 13 and there is one space for a team left up for grabs.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Richard Cattley on 01924 211611 or by e-mail at richardcattley@wakefieldwildcats.co.uk as soon as possible.

See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for all the latest sports news from around the district.