Strathendrick Rugby Club welcomed the great and the good from the ranks of the junior game to Fintry for the club’s eighth annual Mini Rugby Charity Tournament on Sunday.
Teams from across the central belt took part and have helped to raise somewhere in the region of £4,500 according to organisers.
The money will be split between the Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland (CHAS), Strathcarron Hospice Denny and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow.
The best overall club this year was Birkmyre Rugby Club and the most sporting was Lenzie RC. There were also a number of other prizes up for grabs for the winners of different age category groups.
The tournament is the largest mini rugby charity festival in Scotland and attracted hundreds of keen youngsters.
Iain Somerville, Strathendrick’s mini rugby club convener, said: “There were probably 800 kids and anything for 1,500 to 1,600 adult spectators there, which made for a really good party atmosphere. I would like to thank everyone for turning up and supporting these three very worthwhile causes.”
Over the last seven years the festival has so far raised over £30,000 for the three charities.
Teams from Allan Glens, Birkmyre, East Kilbride, GHA, GHK, Glasgow Accies, Lenzie, West of Scotland, Falkirk, Hillfoots, Lomond, Waysiders/Drumpellier, and of course, Strathendrick’s own minis teams took part in the tournament on a beautiful sunny day that was ideal for outdoor sports.