Highland Rugby Club have hosted a touch rugby festival for 200 pupils from five primary schools within the Millburn Academy cluster - Crown, Inshes, Raigmore, Milton of Leys, Daviot, today.
The festival was the climax of four weeks worth of rugby sessions, delivered by club Development Officer Sinclair Patience and is part of the clubs on-going programme of community rugby development across Inverness.
The club welcomed a very special guest for the day, Provost Jimmy Gray, Chairman of The Highland Council’s Inverness City Committee.
He said: “The Council, through the Inverness Common Good Fund, is delighted to be associated with this initiative.
“The programme promotes a healthy lifestyle for young people and the importance of communication and teamwork, which are vital assets for future life.”
It has been reported by a number of the teachers that the children are taking these skills back into the classroom.
The community rugby programme and the role of Development Officer with Highland RFC is a partnership between the Highland Rugby Club, The Highland Council and Scottish Rugby and the financial support from Inverness Common Good Fund is crucial to funding this ambitious programme.
Highland RFC acknowledges the financial support from Scottish Rugby, the Orion Group, sportscotland and Friends of Scottish Rugby.