THE ISLE OF MULL RUGBY CLUB
Scottish Rugby Union Chief Executives Review Commends the Isle of Mull Rugby Club for “Best Practice”.
National Awards and Recognition
ISLE OF MULL NAMED SCOTTISH HYDRO ELECTRIC CLUB OF THE MONTH
Isle of Mull have been named Scottish Hydro Electric Club of the Month for September. It is the first time the award has gone to an island club.
Last month Mull won all five of their matches in the Scottish Hydro Electric West Regional League. In addition to the league performance, the club also had a clean disciplinary record last month.
That's wonderful news. It's great for a club out in the so-called wilderness when someone remembers you, Mull secretary Duncan Swinbanks said on being told that the club had won the award.
DOUBLE NATIONAL TROPHY AT MURRYFIELD
The Partnership of Mull Rugby Club and Tobermory High School's brought success in the Martin Currie Festival of Rugby at Murrayfield during the IRB sevens in June, when the Island youngsters achieved the unique double of winning the S1 mixed Tag event and the fair play award. The success of Mull's youth section, ably led by Fergus Whyte, has also allowed the island's Tobermory High School to join with the mainland Oban High School in fielding combined teams in the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup under-18 and under-15 competitions.
ISLE OF MULL RUGBY CLUB WIN MacEWAN’S TEAM OF THE MONTH
Mull won the MacEwan’s “Team of the Month” after some remarkable achievements on the sevens field. The team started the season in August by winning the Hobbs Memorial trophy at the Oban Sevens. The first local team to attain this honour. The team then won won the Lauder Cup at the Highland Sevens beating National League division two team Gordonians in the final. Next the team played in the Clydesdale Sevens, which was recognised as the Glasgow and District seven’s trophy. The amazing thing about this victory is that Mull scored 142 points and never conceded a single point. It is not known if any other team has matched this feat playing sevens against teams of the equivalent playing standard. It is also worth recording that goal kicker Fergus Whyte succeeded with every kick at goals. The season ended with victory in our own Mull Sevens.