Exciting Finals Day For Dumfries and Galloway Rugby Regional Schools 2015/16

The inaugural season of Dumfries and Galloway Schools Rugby Conference came to a climax with an exciting finals day on Wednesday 27th April at Dumfries Rugby Club.


Finals were held for under 14, under 16 and under 18 boys, with combined school teams coming together for under 15 and under 18 girls’ teams.


Girls from Dumfries Academy, St. Joseph’s College, Kirkcudbright Academy and Annan Academy took part in the East versus West challenge games with excellent sportsmanship shown by all.


The under 14’s boy’s final was competed between Langholm Academy and Kirkcudbright Academy. A close game finally saw Langholm Academy as winners.


The under 16’s boy’s final was incredibly tight with the winning margin of 2 points decided in the final minutes of the game. Wallace Hall Academy were the victors over Kirkcudbright Academy.


The under 18’s boys final saw Wallace Hall Academy make it a double on the day with a strong performance over Langholm Academy.


This season has seen the start of a league competition for secondary school children in Dumfries and Galloway. With a number of schools taking part and playing games, it has seen an increase in the opportunities available for children to play competitive fixtures. The regions rugby clubs have also been heavily involved in the organisation of games and promoting the club as a pathway from school competition.


Councillor Tom McAughtrie, Chair of the Council’s Community and Customer Services Committee said, “It is fantastic to see that so many young people have the opportunity to play competitive rugby for their school with the backing of their local rugby club. This will support them to stay healthy and active throughout their lives. I would like to congratulate all of those boys and girls that took part in the rugby conference over this season.”


Scottish Rugby’s Schools and Youth Development Manager, Glen Tippett added, “The Conference is the result of good partnerships between the Dumfries and Galloway Council, local rugby clubs, schools, and Scottish Rugby. I would like to thank the school teachers, coaches and Rugby Development Officers who have worked so hard to make this happen. We look forward to another successful Dumfries and Galloway Schools Conference next year.”

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