#85 – Stories From… Oban Lorne, Helensburgh and Loch Lomond rugby clubs.

Welcome to another episode of ‘Stories From…’ where I share anecdotes, stories and interesting tidbits from my journey around Scotland on the 2022 edition of The Great Rugger Run.

This week there are stories from Oban Lorne RFC where I speak with my old Bhubesi Pride mate – Lewis McFarlane – about the story behind the shirts, famous club days, tours to Pencoed, the kayaking coach and of course the legend of Big Tommy Sutherland! I also speak with Murray Hamilton who tells me about their School of Rugby.

Then we travel to Helensburgh RFC where Secretary, Chris Bull tells me about the grounds and facilities, including a story about a visit from Princess Anne. Then Chairman, John Cashmore tells me about their outside bar and how it’s increased their membership. Lastly, we take a stroll through the clubhouse and hear about their tactics for getting junior players to progress into the senior club.

Finally, we head to Loch Lomond RFC where Club President, Iain Norrie tells me all about Loch Lomond RFC, their merge with Helensburgh and how they plan to support getting more kids into rugby.


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