Rugby World Cup fever is totting up among Bearsden youngsters as tries are counted

The rugbytots playscheme at St Andrew's Church, Bearsden
The rugbytots playscheme at St Andrew's Church, Bearsden

Rugby World Cup fever came to Bearsden last week with the launch of Rugbytots, the UK’s first rugby specific play programme for potential young rugby stars of the future.

Rugbytots is designed to help children, aged between two to seven, develop multiple skills of rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic core motor skills.

It now runs over 2500 weekly sessions in 17 countries around the world, including courses at St Andrew’s Church, Bearsden, every Saturday, and Bishopbriggs Scout Hall every Sunday.

To get the children involved in the sport’s biggest tournament, Rugbytots is running a Try Tally Challenge. The children choose their home country, and will be encouraged to count the cumulative tries for their team.

Carl McWilliam, owner of Rugbytots Scotland and head coach, said: “Our programme has been designed to develop a child’s physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more.”

“We know the kids in Bearsden will have a great time at our sessions and possibly be Rugby World Cup stars of the future.”