Midlothian's walking rugby wins first international
The first ever Scotland versus England walking rugby international ended with a win for Midlothian’s Uncoachables team.
The team, which is run by the council’s Ageing Well service for people over 50 years-of-age, made history when they took on Kendal Rugby’s Auld Greys from the Lake District, clocking up a 4-3 win on aggregate on Saturday 8 February.
Same day as Calcutta Cup
Ageing Well health walk co-ordinator David West said the day was all the more special as the Scotland international rugby squad were also playing England at Murrayfield for the Calcutta Cup.
Fantastic to win
He said: “It was a great occasion and it was fantastic to win. We also got stranded and had to stay an extra night due to storm Ciara. We all had fun and, more importantly, made new friends. Hopefully we can play against them next year.”
Games every Friday
If you would like to join the walking rugby there are games on every Friday at Dalkeith Rugby Club from between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. It is free to play and Dalkeith Rugby Club kindly allows the walking rugby to use the facilities.
Sessions run by Ageing Well
Each session is run by a trained Ageing Well co-ordinator (at no cost to the club).
Stay for a blether
Between 12 and 16 people turn up most weeks to enjoy a game and a hot drink and a blether afterwards.
Game is free
Although the game is free, team members can pay £3 per head that goes to player nights out and items such as polo tops.
Get in touch
For more information contact Ageing Well Midlothian:
- 0131 561 6506
- or [email protected]