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Company answers Glenurquhart High School's 'try' for help

By SPP Reporter

Sponsors, staff and pupils at the new rugby posts. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Sponsors, staff and pupils at the new rugby posts. Picture: Gary Anthony.

RUGBY can finally come to Drumnadrochit after new posts were installed at the village’s high school.

Glenurquhart High School raised £1800 to purchase the rugby posts.

But they were unable to use them due to being quoted thousands of pounds by companies to install them on the pitch which they could not afford.

However after Compass Construction answered a plea from pupils, they offered to put in the rugby posts into the ground free of charge.

Last week they completed the operation which took three days to install.

Now the school’s rugby teams will be able to play matches within its grounds instead of having to travel to Inverness.

Depute head teacher Iain Fulton said thanks to Compass Construction as well as donations from Glen Mhor Hotel and pupils raising money, rugby can be played at the school.

“The problem came when we were quoted thousands of pounds to install the posts which we couldn’t afford.

“Senior pupils wrote a letter to Compass asking if they could help.

“They quickly got back to us and put them up in three days.”

No rugby was played at Glenurquhart High School for years.

But in the last two years the school has enjoyed success with its teams coached by staff and parent volunteers.

Fulton said a special game will be arranged next month as an official opening ceremony for the rugby posts.

“For years this school did not have any rugby present.

“So we started a number of boys and girls rugby teams that play at senior and junior level .

“The senior boys are undefeated in five matches. From kids that have never played rugby before to doing that is fantastic. We are going to have an official opening with a match with Highland Rugby Club.”

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