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MORAY MICRO FESTIVAL - 26/05/13
Mon 27th May 2013
After a hot summer’s day on Saturday, the cooler breeze and temperatures were a welcome relief, for the Micro (P1-3) boys and girls who came together for their own festival at Morriston Playing Fields last Sunday.

Micro players don’t have the same opportunities as their fellow team mates at Mini (P4-7) level. So, to offer them their own day in warmer weather was a gesture welcomed by Banff and KInloss.

Micros play with velcro tags and belts avoid full contact.

The three sides played using Positive Coaching Scotland scoring guidelines , which involves scoring of not only the number of tries but also, assessment of player’s individual skills, team ethos, sportsmanship and respect of the referee. Each element is scored to ensure that players are learning the wider perspective of the game, rather than just winning, but children still came up to the scoring table, asking that very question. So competitive at such a young age!!

Kinloss and Banff have sides which are still evolving, while thanks to committed coaches, 20+ players regularly attend Sunday morning training at Moray RFC which showed itself, in a slightly more direct and skilled style of play throughout the festival.

The phrase “run forward” was still regularly heard as young players found their feet and the right direction to run in! Despite this good handling and running skills were on display, which is a very positive sign for the future.

After a prolonged first cycle of round robin matches scheduled for 10 minutes each, the second cycle had to be reduced to 7 minutes per game, which enabled the festival to finish closer to the scheduled finishing time.
Families brought picnics to benefit from the open air to watch the matches and as parents became more excited at watching their offspring compete, the noise levels grew.

After a morning’s rugby and all the scores were tallied, the festival outcome resulted in a win for Moray. This was a repeat of the Micro/Mini festival at Morriston in March, on a much colder day!

Refreshments were welcomed by parents who helped ‘boost the coffers’. Once again thanks to parents who volunteered to organise and run this.

Thanks also must go to all the players, coaches and parents, for making the event so successful, aswell as George Whitecross the Moray Rugby Development Officer, who helped to officiate during the morning.

All three clubs are still looking to expand their Micro playing numbers, so if any budding rugby stars of the future who live near to Moray, Kinloss or Banff RFCs and would like to join up, should look to the start of next season, to register and get involved.

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Caledonia 2 North

(2017/18 Results)
TEAM PLD PTS
Ellon 13 55
Garioch 14 53
Moray 13 50
Mackie Academy FP 12 41
Highland 2nd XV 13 40
RAF Lossiemouth 13 35
Ross Sutherland 12 30
Aberdeen Uni Medics 11 20
Shetland 11 20
Ab'deen Gram 2XV 12 18
Deeside 13 11
Stornoway 9 0

Last 1st XV Game

1st XV Season (2017/18)
Moray 71 - 0 Aberdeen Uni Medics
17th Feb 18 - KO: 15:00
Venue: Morriston

Next 1st XV Game

1st XV Season (2017/18)
Highland 2nd XV vs Moray
3rd Mar 18 - KO: 15:00
Venue: Canal Park
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Caledonia 3 North

(2017/18 2nd XV Results)
TEAM PLD PTS
Kinloss Eagles 12 49
North Police 11 49
Ab'deenshire 2nd XV 13 48
Inverness CD 11 40
Gordonians 2nd Xv 13 37
Aberdeen Uni 10 36
Peterhead 10 31
Huntly 10 28
Ab'deen Wdrs 2nd Xv 11 19
Moray 2nd XV 13 11
Fraserburgh 14 7
Dyce 14 0

Last 2nd XV Game

2nd XV Season (2017/18)
Moray 2nd XV 18 - 31 Kinloss Eagles
17th Feb 18 - KO: 15:00
Venue: Morriston

Next 2nd XV Game

 Season (2017/18)
Ab'deen Wanderers 2nd XV vs Moray 2nd Xv
3rd Mar 18 - KO: 15:00
Venue: Groats Road
:: More Fixtures

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