SATURDAY (March 16) sees the fourth annual Elgin Primary Schools Touch Rugby Festival take place at Elgin’s Morriston Park.
The event has been organised through a partnership involving Elgin Active Schools, Moray Rugby Club, Moray Titans Rugby League Club and Moray Rugby Development.
Over the past four weeks more than 120 Primary school pupils from across Elgin have taken part in a coaching block designed to introduce them to the sport.
The festival will bring the curtain down on the school sessions with pupils from all eight schools competing in a fun festival.
Teams will be made up of boys and girls, and guaranteed lots of games in order to allow them to develop their Rugby skills further.
Active Schools Coordinator, Roy McPherson said: "We were delighted that we were able to work with both local Rugby clubs to deliver this project.
"The response to the coaching sessions has been very positive and this has provided yet another opportunity for school pupils in Moray to get active. The emphasis at the festival will be placed on fun and participation with the aim of getting more children signed up to the local clubs."
Micro/Mini convenor for Moray Rugby Club, Phil Kelly, said: "The MRFC Micro/Mini coaches have enjoyed these training sessions as much as the school pupils, and we look forward to some of these children joining the club for training every Sunday from 10am."
Adam Harrison of Moray Titans, added: "These coaching sessions and festivals are fantastic are are going from strength to strength.
"It’s great that both codes of rugby have joined forces this year to promote rugby within Primary Schools and give the pupils an introduction to the sport "
Anyone with a query about the festival can contact Roy McPherson, Active Schools Co-ordinator on 07966 120515.
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