Taynuilt Mini Rugby Festival proves a hit

On Sunday (22 September) Taynuilt Mini Rugby Festival took place in Argyll and Bute, as part of the Dalriada festival.

Taynuilt mini rugby festivalThere were five teams competing in the festival: Oban, Mull, Etive Vikings, Mid Argyll and highland visitors Lochaber.

There were 80 children participating and over 100 people in attendance, demonstrating the growth of rugby in the region; Glasgow Warriors supported the tournament.

Allan Wright, development officer for Argyll, said: “The event on Sunday was really good and a big success. We had a great turn out, with lots of kids from throughout the region.

“The hosts, Etive Vikings are a new club based in Taynuilt. It’s a small village, but they are currently getting around 60 kids to training every week and they had two teams playing at the festival.

“The Dalriada Festival is a season long event, where we get every club in the area to host a tournament throughout the year and then at the end the most successful team wins a trophy. The numbers have been going up every season and more and more clubs are getting involved.”