Winning start for The Clan

The Clan made a winning start in their first match in the International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament in the north of Spain this afternoon.

Mixed ability or unified rugby enables players with a learning disability or autism to play alongside those who do not.

After a well-fought match against Bradford Bumble Bees, played in good spirit, the Clan ran out 29-5 winners - with tries from Josh Nisbet (Edinburgh Clan) 2, Ryan Caldwell (Ayrshire Clan) 1, Liam Deary (Edinburgh Clan)1 and James Dorrans (Ayrshire Clan) 1 and conversions by  Nisbet and Caldwell.

The team were excited with the win in temperatures of 30+ degrees C and are now looking forward to a rest tomorrow and preparation for Thursdays match v  an Argentine side.  

Team Manager, Gavin Buonaccorsi said: "I'm very proud of how the team performed and bonded together in the true spirit of rugby in difficult conditions due to the heat.

"We played as a unit with great enabling support. Playing as we did we started the tournament with a win. I'm confident that we will be just as strong against the Argentine side." 

Written by
Graham Law