Rugby: Bute introduce family tag night

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Bute Rugby Club is to introduce regular family tag rugby sessions in Rothesay from Friday, April 5.

All ages and abilities can attend, raising the intriguing prospect of five-year-old participants playing alongside those of 70!

Meanwhile, 19 players turned up for the club’s first adult training session on Tuesday of this week; subject to finalising of insurance with the Scottish Rugby Union, it is hoped that full contact training will be able to start soon.

In addition, a date has been set for the first children’s rugby festival on the island; the event will take place on Thursday, May 16 on the all-weather surface at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Positive feedback from teachers and parents on the tag rugby sessions held at local schools over the last few weeks has led the club to plan regular mini rugby sessions, starting after the summer holidays, while the after-school rugby club at Rothesay Academy is regularly attracting 15 players and could lead to an Academy rugby team being formed for the first time in several years to play against other schools in Argyll and Bute.

Finally, an EGM to officially reform and plan the way forward for Bute Rugby Club will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm in the Black Bull in Albert Place, Rothesay.