Etive Vikings mini rugby club celebrates season at barbecue

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Etive Vikings mini rugby club celebrated a successful year with its annual barbecue on Wednesday June 5.

The weather improved from the rain earlier in the day to give a more or less midge free evening of food and fun activities – including rugby, tug of war, a bungee running challenge and a water ‘slip slide’.

The primary seven pupils who will leave the club this year were all presented with a rugby ball.
The small Taynuilt-based rugby club has had a great 2018/19 season with its P4/5 team topping the Argyll Dalriada League, winning 46 out of 50 games.

This team also won the annual Lochaber Rugby Festival winning five out of five matches on the day.

The P6/7 team also reached the summit of the Argyll Dalriada League winning 49 out of 50 games as well as mirroring the triumph of the younger squad at Lochaber with five wins out of five.

Coach Matt Corns said: ‘We are extremely proud of all the players.
‘They show tremendous commitment by training outside throughout the year in all weather and, although they are a very competitive bunch, they all uphold rugby values of sportsmanship, fair play and friendship.’

Off the field, the Vikings have also had a very busy 2018/19 season, making two trips to Murrayfield to watch Scotland beat Argentina and Italy and one trip to Glasgow to provide a televised guard of honour at the Warriors v Scarlets Pro 14 match.

Vikings will resume training in August and welcome any new players, boys and girls, from P2 to P7.

Anyone wishing further information about the club or training should contact Matt Corns on 07799 582936.