Moray army base to host seventh ‘Golden Oldies’ Rugby Festival

Kinloss Eagles to host Scottish Golden Oldies Festival
Kinloss Eagles to host Scottish Golden Oldies Festival

KINLOSS BARRACKS IS to host the seventh Scottish ‘Golden Oldies’ Rugby Festival at the home of the Kinloss Eagles this Saturday.

Teams from throughout Scotland will descend on the base for the highly popular festival which will take place as part of a family day out with Youth and Women’s rugby, military demonstration, food and drink and a variety of stalls.

All golden oldies rugby teams, individuals or groups of players will be more than welcome to take part in the event alongside the many sides who have already registered.

David McDonald, the president of the Scottish and European Golden Oldies Ruby committee, said: “While adhering to the International Rugby Board Laws, golden oldies rugby has several variations.

“Teams are allowed unlimited substitutions in games that are played over shorter time periods, and over-aggressive play is not condoned.

“Golden oldies play in festivals rather than tournaments and the age is shown by the colour of shorts worn by players – one of the special conditions is that over-60’s cannot be tackled.”

David added that the oldest player registered for the festival is a sprightly 87-years-young for a game that is played under the ethos of fund, friendship and fraternity.

Anyone interested in participating as a player should contact – or else just come along on the day and enjoy themselves.