THE MULL RUGBY
On Sunday 30th July, 1978 the first game of rugby was played and won on Mull! Shortly after this the Isle of Mull RFC was formed. The club has thrived under what can only be described as arduous conditions.The answer as to why rugby is popular on Mull is historical. The Island secondary school was, until relatively recently, a Junior High School. Many local children attended mainland schools where rugby was strong. The founding of the Mull Rugby Club provided a base to pull players from all over the Island together. A Mull women’s rugby team was officially constituted into the Isle of Mull Rugby Club in 1992.
Back in 1978 Mull had no sports facilities of any kind. After a few years of playing the club embarked on a fundraising campaign to build pitches, changing rooms, a clubhouse and training lights. The campaign was a success and the facilities are sited at Garmony, Nr Craignure. Garmony is available for all sports and users.
The heart of the campaign was the Mull Sevens. Very soon the Seven's gained the reputation as the "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.
Maintaining these facilities is a costly business and a few years ago the club introduced the Mull Lottery. This is supported by our island community and helps the Mull Rugby Club maintain Garmony.
On Mull we try not to take the fun away from playing rugby.
Our very best wishes to the world of rugby players and supporters. There’s always a welcome on the Isle of Mull.
Front row players always needed
The date of the 28th Mull Sevens has been set as Saturday
18th May 2013