The Oban Times - - Districts -

A TAYNUILT-based chil­dren’s rugby club has se­cured spon­sor­ship for equip­ment and strips from a lo­cal fish farm­ing com­pany, en­sur­ing chil­dren have ev­ery­thing they need to im­prove their game.

Etive Vik­ings RFC mini rugby club for P2-P7 has around 40 play­ers at­tend- ing each weekly train­ing ses­sion and has re­ceived a to­tal of £1,500 in spon­sor­ship from Dawn­fresh, the UK’s largest pro­ducer of farmed trout with three sites in Argyll.

Greig McPhail, of Dawn­fresh, vis­ited a train­ing ses­sion for the Vik­ings to see the new strips be­ing worn and the new balls, cones and other equip­ment be­ing used.

The com­pany made the award as part of its com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing the com­mu­ni­ties around their farm­ing op­er­a­tions.

Greig McFar­lane, Etive Vik­ings coach, said: ‘It is vi­tally im­por­tant that chil­dren are given the op­por­tu­nity to take part in sport to help their phys­i­cal and men­tal health.

‘Given our lo­ca­tion, this can some­times be dif­fi­cult if peo­ple have to travel longer dis­tances to other towns so with Etive Vik­ings we are try­ing to pro­vide this ac­tiv­ity in the lo­cal area.’

Etive Vik­ings cel­e­brate new strips and equip­ment.

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