St George’s Festival welcomes new rugby contest

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Morley’s St George’s Day preparations are already in full swing – with a new attraction for sporty kids in this year’s celebrations.

A special St George’s Day rugby tournament for U10s will take place on April 26, with the winners walking away with a brand new trophy.

It is part of the two-day festival that will take place over the weekend of April 25 and 26 with a street fete on the Saturday before the traditional civic parade on Sunday.

Thousands are expected to turn out for the town’s celebration of England’s patron saint, famous for supposedly slaying a dragon in an act of heroism.

On the Saturday, Queen Street will play host to a stage show which will feature a number of family-friendly activities including a zumbathon, local singers, a dance troupe and a circus workshop.

On April 26, uniformed personnel and a marching band will lead the procession from the town hall down Scatcherd Lane to Morley Rugby Club, where the rugby tournament will take place, along with archery, falconry and food and drink available.

For more information on the tournament, contact Stephen Mohun at