Crocs Tagability Team SNAP back to life
The successful SNAPPY Tagability rugby sessions are to be re-launched in York with the backing of former England Rugby League captain Chris Thorman.
SNAPPY Tagability is a joint venture between City of York Council and SNAPPY, the disabled children’s charity based on Lowther Street in York and will see open tag rugby sessions run on the Park Grove School field on Saturday afternoons for young people with disabilities.
The Crocs play tag rugby which is a non-contact form of rugby and enjoyed much success and popularity amongst young people with disabilities and additional needs in York, training and competing regularly which gave the members a great focus and team spirit.
The Crocs initiative was discontinued due to lack of funding but this has been kick-started again thanks to support from the City of York Council, York City Knights, and Park Grove School for providing their field to practice on.
The last SNAPPY Tagability group ended after funds ran out, but Adam Prentis, the former development officer at York City Knights, is delighted about its return as is Knights star Chris Thorman who said: “Tag Rugby is a fast moving, evasive, minimal contact, support and can be played and enjoyed by all regardless of past experience or ability.
“The rules are simpler than the full side 13 aside game yet just as exciting. Tag promotes the fundamental skills of running, handling and support play, whilst developing the basic principles of attack and defence and a great way of increasing social skills.
“I hope the scheme is really successful and wish Snappy Crocs all the best.”
SNAPPY Crocs will practice on Saturday afternoons at Park Grove School starting on the 7th May onwards. Sessions will run from 2pm until 4pm (except on the 7th May which launches at 2.30pm).
The sessions are especially for young people with disabilities and will be led by experienced rugby coach, Adam Prentis.
If you are not a member of SNAPPY you can come along to try a taster session, then it is £3 per session afterwards.
If you are interested in taking part then phone SNAPPY on 01904 640562.