Young Lochaber rugby players hit the ground running

Some of the Lochaber P6/7 players who secured the top spot at the Mid Argyll Dalriada at the weekend.

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Lochaber Mini’s took part in the last Dalriada Mini Rugby Festival
of the season hosted by Mid Argyll in Lochgilphead on Saturday.

In the P4/5 age group, only three Lochaber players could make the long trip and were loaned to other teams.

Cian MacLean played for Isle of Mull and contributed hugely to his adopted team’s success in going through the day undefeated. Hamish MacDonald and Victor Berardelli
played for Kintyre and again these boys made a great contribution to the team’s performance.

In the P6/7 age group, the seven Lochaber players of Digby Dodman, Donnie MacAskill, Douglas Gosling, Drew Drysdale, Livia Berardelli, Luke Smith and Rocco Berardelli showed how hard they’ve been training over the season by going through the day undefeated and winning games against Kintyre, Isle of Mull, Oban Sharks, Etive Vikings and Mid Argyll.

The game against Oban was a tough test with Donnie MacAskill scoring a last gasp try from a turnover to level the score at 3-3.

All the players had an enjoyable day and are already looking forward to next season.

Lochaber Rugby Football Club’s director of youth rugby Stevie McAleer and club vice captain Ryan Davies present Archie Campbell with the 2021/22 Under 16 Boys Train Hard Award.

Also last weekend, Lochaber Rugby Football Club’s Director of Youth Rugby Stevie McAleer and club vice captain Ryan Davies presented Archie Campbell with the 2021/22 Under 16 Boys Train Hard Award.

Archie had been chosen to receive the honour by his team-mates having accumulated the highest number of points throughout the season. Points were awarded by players to the person showing the most commitment during training and coaching sessions.

As well as the award, Archie received a club shirt and tie for his efforts.

The club will be hosting a Girls Come and Try Day at Banavie on Sunday July 3 at noon.

This is open for all girls from P3 through to S6 and is a great opportunity for beginners to give it a go.

Everyone is welcome. The girls will be split into groups depending on age, confidence and experience. Contact and non-contact sessions will be arranged depending on what the girls want to do.

Photo 1: Some of the Lochaber P6/7 players who secured the top spot at the Mid Argyll Dalriada at the weekend. NO_F25_LochaberRFC_ Mid Argyll Dalriada

Photo 2: Lochaber Rugby Football Club’s Director of Youth Rugby Stevie McAleer and club vice captain Ryan Davies present Archie Campbell with the 2021/22 Under 16 Boys Train Hard Award. NO_F25_LochaberRFC_TrainHardAward