HUNDREDS of primary school-aged players took to the rugby field last Sunday for a Peebles tournament.

Teams from across the Borders descended upon the sun-soaked Gytes and Whitestone Park for the Piranhas event.

Around 420 youngsters took part in the fun.

Kate McMillan, one of the tournament organisers, said: “It was great to get the tournament back up and running after a five-year break.

Peeblesshire News: Peebles Piranhas rugby tournament

“There were around 100 children from Peebles taking part in both the tournament and the training session for P1 and P2 children beforehand. The place was buzzing with 39 teams travelling to take part.”

Kenny Clyde, Peebles Piranhas convener, added: “It was a real team effort to run the tournament and we’re lucky to have a fantastic group of parents who are willing to help out, whether baking cakes or coaching and refereeing games.

Peeblesshire News: Peebles Piranhas rugby tournament

“We are also very grateful to local businesses who provided prizes for the raffle which raised money for the tournament and enabled it to go ahead.”

If you have children from P1 to P7 who would like to give rugby a try, please contact Mr Clyde at or find the Piranhas on Facebook.

Peeblesshire News: Peebles Piranhas rugby tournament

The tournament was supported by several local businesses including Blackwood and Smith, Jenna Telford Paediatric Physio, first4eco, Cross Fit Inrz, Betty’s bakes, Thomson Gray, Your ford centre and Alan and Sandy Smellie who supplied the Marquee.