A FEAST of sport is taking place across the county next week when the Cumbria School Games Mid-Summer Festivals are held.

Next Wednesday, June 26, teams of secondary school pupils will descend on Keswick Leisure Centre and neighbouring Fitz Park for Go Tri, a beginner’s triathlon festival, with a tag rugby festival for young people with additional needs to be staged at Kendal RUFC the following day.

Go Tri is an inclusive initiative from British Triathlon and has been incorporated into the school games curriculum for Cumbria to provide a route into triathlon and multisport.

The participants will swim 80m, cycle 3km along around Keswick Fitz Park and finally finish with a 1km sprint finish and will be supported by Young Leaders from Keswick Tri Club and last year’s winners Austin Friars School.

The tag rugby festival, which is in its third year, has been extended to provide a unique opportunity for children to learn more about rugby through a carousel of coaching workshops in this non-contact form of the game before proceeding with a round robin of games.