Primary Pupils Take Part in Contact Rugby Festival

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Primary Pupils Take Part in Contact Rugby Festival

Glasgow hosts its first ever full contact rugby 7s festival for Glasgow City primary schools
20/06/2014


On Friday 16 May, Glasgow hosted its first ever full contact rugby 7s festival for primary schools. The event took place at Pirie Park Primary School and was organised by Glasgow Sport and SRU Rugby Development.

180 P6 and P7 boys and girls from Glasgow Gaelic, Parkview, Oak Grove, Pirie Park and Mount Vernon Primary schools took part. The event was the first ever full contact rugby 7s festival for Glasgow City primary schools with the aim of increasing awareness and participation in the sport and promoting Rugby 7s, which is one of the sports that will feature in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Approximately 160 of the children taking part had never played contact rugby before, so this was their first experience of the sport. The feedback received was amazingly positive and all the schools have asked to be included in next year’s programme.

We plan to expand the programme next year by opening it up to more schools (as this year’s event was a pilot) and holding more festivals to give the children more playing opportunities.

For more information about the event please contact Dean Kelbrick, Rugby Development Officer for Glasgow Sport at Dean.Kelbrick@glasgowlife.org.uk or  rugbyunion@glasgowlife.org.uk.

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