The Champion Schools tournament is the world's biggest Rugby League knockout competition and one of the greatest success stories for the sport.
Open to every secondary school in England, Wales and Scotland – the tournament was re-launched back in 2002 by the RFL and the English Schools Rugby League.
Rugby League has seen an immense growth in schools over the last few years which will support the development of the sport in the future and this competition has played a vital role in introducing the game to an ever increasing number of young people throughout the United Kingdom.
This year's tournament has seen a total of 1,678 teams take part, which was an increase of 175 from the previous year.
Overall 27,537 students took to the field which is up by 2,911 from last year and a staggering growth of 22,369 since 2002.