YOUNGSTERS from a Mirfield school have been praised for their sportsmanship in a rugby tournament.
A team from Battyeford Primary School won the fair play award for its sporting behaviour during the event.
Young people from schools across the country battled it out in the Tag Rugby Tournament 2004 final at Rugby School, Warwickshire.
The regional heats of the tournament were organised by West Yorkshire Police and involved about 1,200 Year 6 pupils from schools across the county.
Five tournaments were held - in Castleford, Leeds, Bradford, Dewsbury and Halifax - and two teams from each went through to the finals.
The event raised money for a national charity, Child Victims of Crime, which was set up by the British Police Rugby Section.
It aims to support young people who have suffered as a result of crime, either directly or indirectly, for example, through the murder of a parent.
Last year the group gave support to 123 child victims in West Yorkshire.
Insp John Mason, youth and schools liaison officer from West Yorkshire Police's Community Safety Department, said: "All the young people taking part demonstrated great enthusiasm.
"It's also great to know that the competition has raised money for such a worthwhile charity.
"Even more child victims of crime in West Yorkshire will benefit."
Insp Mason added: "Although the final was won by a school from Lichfield, I'm delighted the fair play award has been given to a team from West Yorkshire."