Festival of fun at Fintry’s biggest mini rugby charity tournament

STRATHENDRICK RFC are hold their Mini Rugby Charity Tournament at Fintry on Sunday April 28th.

The event, billed as the biggest annual youth rugby event of the year will once again be raising funds for CHAS (the Children’s Hospice), Strathcarron at Denny and the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow - which is now close to finalising its design for a £15 million new build hospice in the south of Glasgow. Now in its six years, the rugby festival has raised over £25,000 for these valuable and much loved organisations.

Teams from Allan Glens, Birkmyre, East Kilbride, GHA, GHK, Glasgow Accies, Lenzie, West of Scotland, Falkirk, Hillfoot, Lomond, Waysiders/Drumpellier and of course, Strathendrick’s own minis teams, will all come together in Scotland’s largest mini rugby charity rugby festival on the day.

Pro-players from Glasgow Warriors will also attend to give the children support and encouragement.

Iain Somerville, organiser of Endrick Minis said: “We are delighted with the really positive response from our colleague clubs from the Central and Glasgow areas for this great day of rugby which offers friendly competition and brings together clubs and their supporters in a real community event.

“Our grounds at Fintry are one of the most attractive places to spend a (hopefully) warm spring afternoon. This is a great day of fun rugby - rugby as it should be enjoyed - as well as raising much needed funds for three worthwhile hospices.”

Strathendrick has a thriving minis section with some 70 children from P3 to 7 and some even younger playing on a regular basis throughout the season with the club.

The emphasis is on fun and participation throughout so all the children who attend get maximum possible game time and all will receive a medal.

The event is not without its competitive edge though and there will be winners’ awards at each age group

level and a trophy for the most successful club overall.

Another important award is for the club judged by its competitors to be the most sporting.

Once again the tournament will receive support from a large number of sponsors, and there will also be a family tombola with lots of interesting prizes.

The usual bouncy castle and slides will be available, and there will be a burger and snack bar for players and spectators, as well as an ice cream stall selling some excellent local produce.

The teams will arrive at 11.45am with kick-off at 12.30pm and the Festival is expected to finish with the award ceremony at around 4.30pm.

For further information contact: Iain Somerville - 07879-607202, email:iain.somerville@lomondlodge.net

Or Fenella Taylor at fenella@fenellataylorpr.co.uk