The festival consisted of fifteen teams and over one hundred and forty children who all participated in four games of tag rugby each. Players have received a minimum of five sessions prior to the festival to get them ready for the day.
Some quotes from the players were;
“We have had a brill day and always look forward to the tag festivals.”
“It’s great to be out of school and meet all of the other players.”
“Rugby is the best, I get the ball and score lots of tries, can’t wait until the next festival.”
“We all mix boys and girls and play together as part of a team which is different from other sports.”
Orkney Rugby Club youth development officer Bruce Ruthven stated;
“It has been great to have all the isle schools and Glaitness here today, despite the larger festival being cancelled a couple of weeks ago because of the weather, it has given me the opportunity to see the development of the isles and Glaitness players. They have had a great day and you don’t get tired of seeing the smiley faces and amount of pleasure they get out of the festival.
The schools deserve a lot of praise for their commitments to travel and general organisation, the intent of the schools towards the rugby festivals is always very positive and they set a high benchmark for other schools across Scotland. I would also like to thank Cashback for Communities who provide funding for the Schools travel which assists hugely towards event management.”