Scene set for 2012 rugby 7s tourney

Lathallan School, Johnshaven, welcomed hundreds to people to its inaugural Rugby Sevens event in April 2011 and a thrilling day of competitive rugby was enjoyed by all who attended.

Parents and friends of the players travelled from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Tayside and Perth to spend the day here cheering on the teams and enjoying the hospitality.

Schools and clubs confirmed to attend in 2012 across the three tournaments of Under-18, Under-16 and P7 include Howe of Fife, Waid, Strathmore, Perthshire, Blairgowrie, Carnoustie, Dundee Eagles, Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen Grammar, Albyn, Deeside, Montrose, Gordonstoun, North Angus and Arbroath, as well as three teams from Lathallan.

The event has firmly established itself as an important annual fixture in the sporting calendar and on Saturday, April 28, from 10.30 am to 4 pm, we will be joined by Ian McLauchlan, president of Scottish Rugby Union and Sir Moir Lockhead, chairman of Scottish Rugby Union along with several rugby International players and hundreds of spectators.

The event will raise funds for The Bill McLaren Foundation, Hearts and Balls and The Lathallan Foundation.

Rugby Sevens is the now the fastest growing sport in Scotland and with the IRB 7s final being played at Scotstoun the week afterwards, places the Lathallan Sevens firmly on the map.