06 March 2008
One hundred and forty pupils from across the Caerphilly county borough have taken part in a 7's rugby tournament to help raise awareness about testicular cancer.
The tournament, organised by Caerphilly county borough council's Sport Development and Health Challenge Caerphilly, took place at Caerphilly Rugby Club. All teams competing were presented with a Canterbury t-shirt sporting the slogan 'Check Your Tackle' on the back courtesy of Health Challenge Caerphilly.
The overall winners of the tournament were Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni taking home a cup and a full set of Canterbury rugby Jerseys, supplied by Lords International of Caerphilly. Runners up Cwmcarn took home a £100 voucher for sports equipment.
Running into the evening was a tournament between Gwent District and the Dragons U16s development side. This game drew in crowds, which succeeded in raising the profile of the charity amongst the community.
Leader of council, Cllr Harry Andrews said, "The Big Tackle was yet another outstanding event organised by the Sports Development team and was a useful way of raising awareness amongst secondary school pupils about the dangers and signs of testicular cancer."
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