Rugby is proving a hit with youngsters from a dozen schools for children with additional support needs. A rugby festival for 160 sports activists was due to be held on Thursday 9 June at Cartha Queens Rugby Club in Dumbreck Road, Pollokshields.
In preparation for the event, they practised their rugby skills at training sessions organised by the active schools co-ordinators and Kay Hunter, unit head at Ruchill Autism Unit. Glasgow Live’s rugby development section povided expert coaching.
The morning session was designed to cover a range of small skills tasks and games followed by larger touch rugby and corner ball type games.
Bailie Jean McFadden, Executive Member for Education, who was scheduled to present the awards said:’“Sporting events like this are often an area that children with additional support needs don’t get access to and yet there can be so much to gain. I hope all the young people, their families and their teachers have a very successful tournament and that everyone has a thoroughly enjoyable day out.”
The participating schools were to be: Ruchill Autism Unit, Aultmore Park Autism Unit, Toryglen Autism Unit, St Vincent’s Autism Unit, Drummore School, Eastmuir School, Gadburn School, Howford School, Kirkriggs School, St Kevin’s School and St Raymond’s School.