More than 200 youngsters from 20 schools around Birmingham got ready for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup by taking part in a successful tournament hosted by Kings Norton at their Hopwood Park ground.
Each of the participating schools was assigned one of the nations who will be competing in the World Cup proper in Japan in September and completed project work on that country before the festival.
Each team played eight matches in the festival which was attended by players from Premiership club Worcester Warriors and a Maori performer who taught the children the Hakka.
At the end of the festival each child received children a medal and Tiverton School were presented with the inaugural Chris Cooksey Memorial Trophy.
The Trophy commemorates the outstanding contribution Chris Cooksey made to Kings Norton before his death earlier this year. Cooksey’s sonsGareth and Phill presented the Trophy.