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Rugby came to Elgin schools last weekend

ENTHUSED BY THE rugby world cup pupils were in action for the seventh annual Elgin Primary Schools Touch Rugby Project last weekend.

The local rugby festival was organised through a partnership involving Elgin Active Schools, Moray’s rugby development officer and the Moray Rugby Club.

It was the culmination of four weeks during which more than 80 primary pupils from throughout the Elgin area were participating in a coaching block that was designed as an introduction to the sport.

Coaching was delivered by the development officer and a team of coaches from the Moray Rugby Club for what resulted in being an enthusiastic festival, where teams were scored on their teamwork and sportsmanship as well as the number of tries they managed to score. Top of the class in that respect was a mixed team from New Elgin and St Sylvester’s primary schools.

Active Schools Coordinator Roy McPherson commented: “The response to the coaching sessions has been very positive and this has provided yet another opportunity for school pupils in Moray to get active.

“The main aim of the project was to raise the profile of the sport in the area and to increase the junior membership at the local club. The coaching was once again delivered at a very high standard with enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches, who are a credit to Moray Rugby Club.”

Anyone wishing further information on the project is asked to contact Roy by email to roy.mcpherson@moray.gov.uk.

Alternatively, those interested in finding out more about Rugby participation in Moray can email george.whitecross@moray.gov.uk