More than 150 Primary School children from the Oban area attended the recent Spring Tag Rugby Festival hosted by Oban Lorne RFC. The event which was organised by Scottish Rugby Modern Apprentices Emma Roxburgh and Fergus Matheson was delivered as an end of season friendly tournament for all the primary schools who have taken part in the Tag Rugby Programme this school year. The event was run in Partnership with Active Schools co-ordinator Dale Kupris and Rugby Development Officer Allan Wright who assisted with the organisation of the event.
Teams from Park, St Columba’s, Dunbeg, Barcaldine, Lochnell and Easdale all made a huge effort to take part on the day. The children were split into two age categories and split into mixed teams made up from all the different schools. No scores were recorded in keeping with the non competitive aspect of the day.
The event also involved several young sports coaches from Oban High School who have been learning the basics in Coaching and Refereeing Rugby throughout the year in their sports coaching class. All the coaches did themselves proud with some fantastic refereeing and kept the players entertained between the matches.
It is hoped that the event will help boost the numbers of Mini Rugby players at Oban Lorne RFC and Etive Vikings RFC. If anyone is interested in Mini Rugby in the Oban area please contact Rugby DO, Allan Wright at email@example.com.
Argyll and Bute RFC would like to thank Active Schools, Oban Lorne RFC, Oban High School and the Argyll and the Islands LEADER project for their support with this event.