ELEVEN primary schools from the Clydebank area recently competed in a P6 touch rugby tournament — with St Stephens and Gavinburn taking the honours.

Throughout the course of the year the schools have been receiving a four-week block of rugby from Clydebank community coach Jack Burgoyne, giving the children an understanding of the game before arriving for the tournament.

The day was split into two sessions, with the winner of each session going through to the grand finale at Lomond Rugby Club on June 22.

The morning session saw Clydemuir, Edinbarnet, Carlieth, St Josephs and Gavinburn play each other once. The rain held off which allowed for some great running rugby and it was Gavinburn who took advantage of this, scoring 15 tries in their four games.

They went undefeated during the morning session to book their place at Lomond Rugby Club.

The afternoon session saw Linnvale, St Stephens, Whitecrook, St Eunans, Our Holy Redeemer and Kilbowie Primary do battle. St Stephens won the afternoon session, scoring 21 tries in the process and showing some of the best running rugby of the day.

So it will be Gavinburn and St Stephens representing Clydebank on June 22 at Lomond Rugby Club.

For many it was their first time playing touch rugby on such a large pitch and all of the players improved throughout the day, with the games being played in a great spirit.

Clydebank Rugby Club would like to thank Active Schools coach Gordon Scanlon for helping to referee the games and Active Schools co-ordinator Louise Morrison for her help organising the tournament. Clydebank rugby club will be running a multi-sports summer camp from July 20-25 and August 3-7, costing £20 per week and £5 a day. For further information and booking information contact clydebankrugbydo@yahoo.co.uk.