Helensburgh Rugby Club’s minis section recently held their annual rugby festival.

The event was a massive success, with around 300 children attending at Ardencaple, along with parents, coaches and supporters from Loch Lomond, Greenock Wanderers, Clydebank, Bishopton, Birkmyre, Cartha Queen’s Park and the home town club’s P1 to P7 teams.

The event had been missing from the calendar for the last couple of years due to the pandemic, so it was great to see so many happy faces back enjoying some friendly, hard fought competition at Ardencaple.

The Burgh P6 team (right) managed to win their age group, with a resounding win by six tries to three over Greenock A in the final, including a superbly worked team try, finished by Flynn in the corner.

Other try scorers throughout the tournament for the home side included Donnie, George, Harry, Jasper, Zach, and the two Jamies, so it was definitely a team effort to win the silverware.

Mark Bone, the club’s P6 coach and minis’ convener, said: “The cake stall was busy all morning too, and it was great to see the braai doing a roaring trade.

“Overall, it was a fantastic day to end the season, with the fun day on Sunday, May 29 bringing down the curtain on the minis’ year. Anyone wanting to come and find out more about the club is welcome on that day.”