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Schools of Rugby Tournament Day

28th July 2022
150 young people with their teachers standing in a group on a rugby field.

CashBack School of Rugby, Falkirk High School, hosted a rugby tournament for schools from all over the surrounding areas.

Falkirk High School P.E teacher, Neil Davies, organised a rugby tournament day with the help of CashBack Rugby Ambassadors and former pupils. The day was a great success with over 150 pupils playing at least 6 games of rugby. Many of the schools had not played each other before due to the geography of the schools. There were schools from Tayside, Stirling, Clacks, Falkirk, Renfrew and Glasgow.

All the teachers commented on how brilliant it was to play against and meet new opposition. This has helped to form links and fixtures have been made as a result.

Off the field, the helpers involved were all ex pupils who returned to give back to the programme which benefitted them greatly when they were at school.

Ex pupils and Rugby Ambassadors on the left with P.E teacher, Neil Davies, on the right.

Kieren came and refereed all games which was awesome but even more so knowing he did it between shifts.

Neil Davies

Glad I could help. I’ll always be willing to help as long as my schedule allows, so never hesitate to ask me for it.

former pupil, Kieren

I asked Morven to help too, Morven was the girl who asked that we did girls rugby in Falkirk High School and she came to referee, speak to the girls, and give them loads of encouragement, it was like having another teacher there.

Neil Davies

It was really good being back again, had such a good time. I’ve been wanting to look into get back into rugby somehow whether it is a bit of coaching or playing again.

former pupil, Morven

 Caitlin, who helped with the scorekeeping on the day, said,

It was an absolute pleasure coming to help out on Tuesday!! It’s always amazing to see the the girls rugby section in school doing so well not just in numbers but how well they play as well. I caught some of the games that were played by your girls and they are amazing at what they’re doing!! I was talking to one of the teachers, I said to her that whenever you need something, I’ll do what I can to help out since you gave all us girls so many opportunities. Thank you again for inviting me and remember to not hesitate if there’s anything else you need I’ll be there 100% to help out.

The event gave the new Rugby Ambassadors experience of running and leading at an event which will help them with their primary school rugby clubs after the summer holidays. The young people received high praise for their hard work and dedication.

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