Royal High School scoop sevens series

Royal High School were crowned as champions of the Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Sevens Series, for the second consecutive year.

Some 13 schools took part in the series, which gives pupils of all ages the chance to get involved with the abbreviated game, regardless of their previous experiences.

The series had five events – a tournament for S1, S2, S3, under-16 and under-18 – with schools looking to accumulate series points from their participation at each age-grade section.

A point system was in place so schools were not only awarded with winning, or their finishing position in each tournament, yet also for their participation.

Edinburgh city development officer Ruaridh Pye, said: “Sevens is a great way of developing young players, as the space to play and time on the ball, provides an ideal environment for individuals to challenge their skill-set and develop their decision making.

“All the participating teams, seemed to have a really good time competing for their school, and developing the taste for the fast-paced game of sevens.

“There’s a real appetite growing for the game, and I’m sure in light of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, sevens will continue to flourish as a game, and as a development tool, in Scotland.”