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Scottish Rugby host Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup in Aberdeen

Scottish Rugby host Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup in Aberdeen


Scottish Rugby proudly hosted the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup Finals yesterday (Sunday 24 March) in the Granite City of Aberdeen, which saw more than 600 young players from 24 Teams competing.

The competition, now in its 3rd decade of existence, saw teams competing in a series of regional leagues, and then Cup, Shield and Bowl knockout rounds, culminating in 16 boys’ and eight girls’ teams reaching the inclusive Final stages of the Competition.

Taking place at Robert Gordon’s College Countesswells Sports Field, the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup is the largest regional rugby Finals Day in the country and celebrates Girls and Boys rugby across the Caledonia Region (Caledonian North and Caledonia Midlands) by providing a positive and competitive playing environment suitable for all teams and players.

The format follows a progressive structure, leading teams to compete at an inclusive Finals Day based on levels of skill and development for each participating team.

In the Boys’ competition, clubs participate at U18, U16 and U15 levels, whilst the Girls’ competition see clubs participate at U18 and U16 levels.

28 clubs entered teams into this year’s competition including: Aberdeen Wanderers, Angus, Caithness, Carnoustie, Deeside, Dundee, Dunfermline, Ellon, Falkirk, Garioch, Glenrothes, Gordonstoun School, Highland, Howe of Fife, Huntly, Kinross, Kirkcaldy, Lochaber, Mackie, Montrose & District, Moray, Orkney, Perthshire, Robert Gordons College, Shetland, Stirling County, Strathendrick and Strathmore.

Aberdeen-based Saltire Energy continues its sponsorship of Scottish Rugby for the third year including its support to the community and school events that run during the season.

Mike Loggie, Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to once again support this fantastic competition that very much signifies the positive impact sport has within our communities.  Saltire Energy takes huge pride in supporting Scottish Rugby, whose core values of respect, leadership, achievement, engagement, and enjoyment are fundamental to all that we stand for.  Congratulations to all the teams for reaching the finals and the winners throughout the day too.”

Rudi Urbach, Scottish Rugby’s Regional Director for the Caledonia North Region, added:  "Congratulations to all the teams, coaches, and players who participated in our regional final’s day! Your passion and dedication made each game exciting and thrilling, showcasing the true spirit of rugby. Well done to everyone involved!"

"It's a true testament to youth regional rugby that these finals keep growing from strength to strength, with the standard of play reaching new heights. Each year, the level of competition rises, showcasing the incredible talent and dedication within our rugby community."

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Published: 28-03-2024

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