Historic match to end season

The Waid rugby side with their opponents.
The Waid rugby side with their opponents.

The club’s over 35 team, the Buccaneers, took on a St Andrews University select.

This tie had great significance in the fact that St Andrews University were the first team the Waid FPs, known as the Waid Etceteras back then, played.

The game was a terrific advert for rugby with great handling and skills on show for the large crowd who had gathered to witness the historic match up.

Waid took the honours by defeating their worthy opponents by six tries to
two.

On Sunday some 110 children took to Waid’s playing fields to participate in Waid Pirate’s first ever mini rugby festival.

Teams from Howe of Fife, Carnoustie, Glenrothes, Dundee Wasps and Fife Southern brought kids from primaries 4,5,6 and 7 to take part in the festival.

Awards for teams with the most tries were awarded to Carnoustie in both Primary 4/5 and 6/7 age groups.

Dundee Wasps Primary 4/5 team won the Fair Play Trophy where as Glenrothes won the same award in the Primary 6/7 category.

Howe 6/7 team were a particular standout team of the tournament who played some outstanding rugby.

Waid were also in great form and played their hearts out as they achieved some well earned victories.

The festival was organised by Waid coach Richard Dyce, who put in an immense amount of work to pull the day off successfully.

Allson Wholesale and David Barnett Catering kindly supported the day hugely.

After the tournament there was the mini’s annual prizegiving where player of the year awards were handed out.

The winners were Primary 4: Robbie Dyce, Primary 5: Kirsty McRobb, Primary 6: Peter Mathews and Primary 7: Paul Murray. There was also a Most Improved Player of the Year award which was won by Gregg Suttie.

This concluded a terrific monumental landmark for the Anstruther side.

The two days saw participation and volunteering from Minis, Under 18s, FPs and the over 35s as well as the community and sponsors who the club would like to express their gratitude for all of their help this weekend and throughout the season.