THE MULL RUGBY
On Sunday 30th July, 1978 the first game of rugby was played and won on the Isle of Mull. Shortly after this Mull Rugby Club was founded. The Club has thrived under what can only be described as arduous conditions. The answer to why rugby is popular on Mull is historical. The Island secondary school was previously a Junior High School. Many local children attended mainland schools where rugby was strong. Mull Rugby Club was a base for rugby enthusiasts from all over the Island.
A women’s rugby team was constituted into the Club in 1992.
Back in 1978 Mull had no sports facilities of any kind. After a few years of playing on the airstrip and various farming fields the Club embarked on a fundraising campaign to build pitches with training lights, changing rooms and a clubhouse.
The campaign was a success and the facilities are sited at Garmony, Nr Craignure. Garmony is available for all sports and users. The facilities are run and maintained solely by the Mull Rugby Club.
At the heart of the campaign had been the Mull Sevens. Very soon the Seven's grew and gained reputation as the "Worlds Most Sociable Sevens". Early in the history of the Sevens we included woman's rugby teams in the tournament. As far as we know this was the first joint sevens event in the world.
Keep the fun in playing rugby. Our best wishes to the world of rugby players and supporters. There’s always a welcome on the Isle of Mull.
The date of the 31st Mull Sevens has been set as Saturday
21st May 2016
For our efforts Mull Rugby Club was chosen as the Community Club to represent Scotland at the 2015 World Cup.
Every donation no matter how small is amazing