10th July 2018, 13:42 | schools_rugby_league
Supported by 14 professional club foundations, the first-ever National 9s Schools Rugby League festival took place at Victoria Park in Warrington on Thursday.
With a focus on introducing new Rugby League players to national competition, 390 players from 26 teams took part.
Schools from Grimsby, Liverpool, Newcastle and and more competed for Trophy and Championship titles across ten pitches.
After hours of action, Bridgewater from Warrington took home the Championship title, while Leigh's Bedford High School were Trophy winners.
And Kepier, supported by the Newcastle Rugby Foundation, claimed the Fair Play Award.
? 26 teams— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) July 5, 2018
??? 390 players
? 10 pitches
? Two national titles
? Fair play award
? Schools from Newcastle, Grimsby, Wigan, Leeds and more!
? The first-ever National @Schools_RL 9s competition is underway!
Good luck to everyone involved ? pic.twitter.com/7CeSOYh6Nf
Leeds Rhinos Foundation | Corpus Christi
Warrington Foundation | Bridgewater
Castleford Tigers Trust | Castleford Academy
St Helens Foundation | Cowley International College
Wigan Warriors Foundation | St John Fisher
Hull FC Foundation | Sirius Academy West
Wakefield Trinity Community Trust | Minsthorpe Community College
Hull KR Foundation | Malet Lambert
Newcastle Rugby Foundation | Joseph Swan Academy
Rochdale Hornets Foundation | St Anne’s Academy
Vikings Sports Foundation | St Peter and Paul
Leigh Foundation | St Mary's
Leeds Rhinos Foundation | Brigshaw High School
Warrington Foundation | Great Sankey
Castleford Tigers Trust | De Lacy Academy
St Helens Foundation | St Cuthberts High School
Vikings Sports Foundation | The Bluecoat School
Salford Red Devils Foundation | Philips High School
Wigan Warriors Foundation | Hawkley Hall
Hull FC Foundation | St Mary's
Wakefield Trinity Community Trust | Crofton Academy
Hull KR Foundation | Oasis Academy
Newcastle Rugby Foundation | Kepier
Leigh Foundation | Bedford High School
Bradford Bulls Foundation | Beckfoot Oakbank's
Rochdale Hornets Foundation | Matthew Moss High School