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Youth rugby finals event at Get active @ Sheddocksley is a great success


Sport Aberdeen was delighted to partner with Scottish Rugby to host the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup Youth finals day on the playing fields at Get active @ Sheddocksley on Sunday 1 May.

An action-packed day showcasing youth rugby in Caledonian, 32 teams congregated to play in 15 finals across five rugby pitches between 10.30am and 5pm.

The event was hailed a great success, with a large turnout of spectators in attendance to cheer on the players, as well as visits from Councillor Jenny Laing and The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor Barney Crockett.

Tony Dawson, chairman of Sport Aberdeen, said: “Sport Aberdeen was privileged to co-host this prestigious event.

“The buzz on the day was immense and I hope we have the opportunity to support a similar event in Aberdeen in the foreseeable future.”

Fraser Govan, Regional Manager – Caledonia North, commented: “Sunday’s finals day of the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup was simply outstanding! All fixtures were played in great spirit, with lots of talent and skill on display. It was a fantastic showcase event for rugby in the Caledonia region.

“Scottish Rugby is proud to continue supporting our Caledonia clubs and communities access this long-standing and meaningful competition, but we could not have done it without the support of Sport Aberdeen for providing the Get active @ Sheddocksley playing fields as our host venue. On behalf of Scottish Rugby, I would like to extend my thanks to all at Sport Aberdeen for helping make our finals day such a success.”

Mike Loggie, Founder and Chief Executive of Saltire Energy, said: “It was a privilege to support and attend the largest Youth Rugby Finals Day in the country and to see the event take place in our local community, Aberdeen.

“A sporting event of this scale will hopefully inspire more young people in the local area to take up rugby and Saltire Energy very much looks forward to continuing to support the long-term growth of the game in the region.”   


The full list of fixtures and results from the day can be seen below and on Scottish Rugby’s website here.

Girls U16 Shield, 10.30am | Highland RFC 0 – 50 Tayside Girls
Boys U15 Bowl, 10.30am | Ellon RFC 12 – 0 Mackie RFC
Boys U18 Shield , 11.00am | Howe of Fife / Bell Baxter High School 12 – 5 Aberdeen Wanderers RFC
Girls U16 Cup, 12.00pm | Caithness RFC 7 – 40 Stirling County RFC
Boys U18 Plate, 12.30pm | Moray / Huntly 22 – 17 The North
Boys U16 Shield, 12.45pm | Orkney RFC 14 – 57 Dundee Rugby Boys U15 Shield, 1.00pm | Highland RFC 14 – 12 Aberdeen Wanderers RFC
Boys U15 Plate, 1.45pm | Moray / Huntly 26 – 29 Dunfermline RFC
Boys U18 Bowl, 2.15pm | Ellon RFC 21 – 28 Livingston RFC
Boys U16 Bowl, 2.15pm | Kirkcaldy RFC 14 – 22 Dunfermline RFC
Boys U15 Cup, 2.30pm | Perthshire RFC 14 – 28 Howe of Fife / Bell Baxter High School
Boys U16 Cup, 4.00pm | Mackie RFC 24 – 57 Howe of Fife / Bell Baxter High School
Boys U18 Cup, 4.00pm | Stirling County RFC 33 – 38 Mackie RFC
Boys U16 Plate, 4.00pm | Glenrothes RFC 5 – 13 Montrose and District RFC
Girls U18 Cup, 4.00pm | Stirling County RFC 50 – 0 Dundee / Fife / Kelpies