Perthshire Rugby invites people to give the game a try this weekend

Perthshire Rugby is calling on schoolchildren from across the county to “try rugby” on the weekend of the 7th & 8th May at one of the many family activities on offer as part of this year’s Perth Beer Festival.

The club prides itself on promoting rugby in the community, particularly in Perthshire schools and, as a supporter of Try Rugby, offers every boy and girl the chance to play rugby.

The main event on Saturday 7th May will feature an interactive kids’ zone with the opportunity to learn a few rugby moves. The Perthshire Mini Rugby Festival will take place on Sunday 8th May and will involve over 500 mini rugby players (ages P3 to P7) from 10 visiting teams, travelling from around Scotland, from the Borders to Inverness.

Allan Brown, chief executive of Perthshire Rugby, commented:

“Between the Rugby Sevens, the Golden Oldies tournament and the world record attempt, there will be plenty of rugby to enjoy at this year’s Perth Beer Festival and the Mini Rugby Festival is such an important aspect of the weekend, helping introduce the game to young people. Community and team spirit is at the heart of rugby and we’re very grateful to our sponsor of the Mini Rugby Festival, Craigclowan Preparatory School, for their ongoing support.”

Joh Gilmour, Headmaster of Craigclowan Preparatory School commented:

“Craigclowan Preparatory School is delighted to be sponsoring the Perthshire Mini Rugby Festival for the third successive year.  The school provides a warm and nurturing environment for boys and girls aged 3 – 13, is set in stunning grounds with magnificent views over Perthshire and has a distinguished history and a reputation for the highest standards and expectations.

“Every pupil is encouraged to achieve their all-round potential, whether academically, on the sports field.  This personalised approach lies at the heart of a Craigclowan education, along with the recognition that it is equally important that pupils develop essential life skills.

More information about the tournaments and events taking place visit