Returning to Scotland 7s after injury, for this weekend's Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, Colin Shaw took time out to join in training with a club in Kilmarnock which is unique in Scotland.
The Clan is the country's only unified rugby club, where players with a disability train and play in the same team as non-disabled players. The club believes that by engaging in a team game like rugby, it can also provide an outlet for those who wouldn't normally be engaged in sport, getting people with learning disabilities more active.
Colin first met the players while involved in a junior sevens festival at the club last month and kept a promise to come back and train with the players. He also donated kit to help them in their forthcoming tri-nations festival and handed over tickets to enable them to come and see Scotland 7s compete in Glasgow next weekend, in the penultimate leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Tickets for the 2014 Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s tournament, the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, start from only £20 per person and £10 for under-18s, students and senior citizens. Tickets are on sale for designated stands and for designated days, with weekend passes also available from £35. Family tickets (two adults and two under-18s) can be bought for £45. Buy tickets now at www.glasgow7s.com.
Groups of ten or more can also benefit from discounted rates and travel support, of up to £200, for clubs and schools is available on application (http://www.scottishrugby.org/tournaments-events/emirates-airline-glasgow-7s/group-offer).
The 2014 event is circus-themed, with all supporters encouraged to come in fancy dress and join in the party spirit!