Rugby returns to Mid Argyll

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Rugby is returning to Mid Argyll after a lengthy lay-off in the pandemic.

Mid Argyll Rugby Club secretary and youth coach Lee Buckley said that mini rugby training will take place at Lochgilphead’s Ropework pitch.

He said: ‘We are only just getting back to it as we couldn’t run “cluster clubs” on the pitch at the high school as primary schools weren’t allowed to mix – so it would have meant only pupils from Lochgilphead could attend.

‘We took the decision last week to hire the Ropework on a Tuesday night for three weeks. The first session was held on Tuesday June 1 with 11 kids, so that’s a good start.’

The next training session for P4-7 kids will be held at the Ropework on June 8 and June 15; both sessions from 4-5pm.

‘We are hoping some previous players return and some new ones give it a go for the first time,’ continued Lee.

‘There is no need to contact the club prior to turning up, anyone in that age band can come and give it a go.’

But the sport is not just for kids in the region. Lee explained: ‘We are also hoping to run adult Tartan Touch games from next Tuesday.

‘The time and location are still to be confirmed but everyone who is interested can keep an eye out on the Mid Argyll RFC Facebook page for details.

‘It doesn’t matter if they are first timers or experienced players.