Saturday 26 July 2014 Colonsay - probably the smallest island to host a rugby tournament - will host the Third Colonsay Rugby Festival.

Confirmations from TEN teams for the 2014 festival so far!
Welcoming back our returning teams:        Ochaloch RFC
                                                                  Islay RFC
                                                                  Oban RFC
                                                                  Merchiston RFC
                                                                  Inverlith RFC
And celebrating two new teams:                 Coll RFC
                                                                  Millburn Academy RFC
                                                                  A second team coming from Merchiston RFC
This year we have new and exciting plans to make the festival even bigger and better! A weekend long Colonsay Beer competition will be held, the team to drink the most will be awarded the Colonsay Beer Cup!                                                         
Previous Years...

The first Festival took place on 28th of July 2012 and was a fantastic success. Four men's and two women's teams took party in a great weekend of rugby and dancing. The men's winners were Oban Lorne, the women's were the Warthogs from Edinburgh and Stirling. 
The second Festival was another resounding success. Some outstanding rugby played, with 3 new teams attending. Ochalochs were the victors after a brilliant final vs. Lomond. The Warthogs were victors for the second year playing two fantastic games vs. Oban ladies. 

Dee Bradbury, President of Oban Lorne RFC: "Thanks for producing the most fabulous weekend of rugby. The entire weekend was full of hospitality, good spirit and great rugby."

Dave Beaumont, President of Strathendrick: "Great organisation, excellent banter between the teams, and a totally enjoyable atmosphere in a superb location, what more could we want?" 

David Johnson from the Colonsay Brewery, one of our key sponsors: "For Colonsay this was a first and very exciting. It was great to have so many islanders and visitors to the island as spectators. Thank you also to the many players who helped to tidy up on the Sunday morning."

To receive updates contact tournament coordinator Kate Middleton at colonsayrugbyfestival@gmail.com or press officer Tom Middleton on twitter.