Rugby Development Officer Bruce Ruthven stated;
“This has been a terrific day with the referees and pitch managers speaking positively of the games on display. The players have worked hard at their sessions with myself and Liam and continue to improve and enjoy their rugby. I would like to thank the players, teachers, parent helpers and the ORFC assistants and Chris Sharpe (Medic) for their time which is fundamental to the success of the festivals.
Congratulations to St. Andrews Primary school who won the Morrison’s Construction CRP Achievement Award, the award is presented to schools that have shown great commitment to their tag rugby throughout the age grades at school, embracing the spirit of the game and promoting fair play."
Neil McIntosh St. Andrews teacher commented;
“Well done today for another fantastic event. The pupils really enjoyed the day and have taken such a lot from their time at tag rugby. It was great to see how all the pupils are much more confident in their skills of the game and their awareness of the rules. The games and the skills on display both from individuals and all round teams were a pleasure to watch and a credit to the time and effort that has been put into the rugby development set up here in Orkney.”
"We have loved every session that you have done with us. We really appreciate you giving up your time to teach us tag rugby. You have taught us lots of skills through the years. We would like also to thank Liam for giving his time to help our tag rugby development".
Neve, Roma, Finn and Connor
"We have really enjoyed all the tag rugby experiences we have had with you. We thank you very much for all the time you have spent to teach us. Some of the skills we have learned will be ones we will find useful for other sports as well, so we appreciate it very much".
Rhys, Glen, Shannon and Emma
"We would like to thank you for teaching and supporting us with our rugby skills. It has been a great experience and helped us a lot with our confidence and teamwork".
Jeepstar, Euan, Molly and Keir
"We would like to thank everyone involved and who helped contribute to the making of the tag rugby festival. We've enjoyed the experiences.
Rhona, Ryan, Merrick, Ross, Grace
"It has been a good experience attending tag rugby festivals. It has been a pleasure being taught by Bruce and Liam. They have been very well organised and enjoyable. We have all improved so much since you came".
Joe, Stuart, Sam and Freya
"Thanks for teaching us tag rugby for the past 4 years it has been amazing. Thank you for inspiring us to carry on with tag rugby. You and Liam have done a great job teaching us".
Morgan, Lee, Joanne, and Caitlin