SCOTLAND’S most-capped rugby union player, Chris Paterson, put Glasgow youngsters through their paces at a Come-and-Try session in St. Enoch Centre today (Monday February 9).
Ex-Scotland captain, Chris, was joined by current Scotland players, returning from their Six Nations’ opener against France two days ago (Saturday 7 February).
The Come and Try event was the second of its kind held at St. Enoch Centre. The initiative aims to get kids active through a fun, rugby session and encourage greater participation in the sport.
The event, which took place between 12pm – 3pm, attracted dozens of youngsters, who were keen to meet Chris and a host of rugby heroes from the current Scotland and Glasgow Warriors team. Scotland’s new team mascot, Lochie, also made his first trip to Glasgow to participate in the session.
Anne Ledgerwood, general manager of St. Enoch Centre, said: “We welcome the opportunity to support Scottish Rugby and promote the game to a wider audience.
“As a sport, rugby encourages people to get active and stay fit. The importance it places on team work also has great significance off the field.
“We hope our young shoppers have enjoyed meeting their Scotland heroes and giving rugby a try.”
Chris Paterson said: “It’s been a great event at St Enoch. There’s a real buzz around rugby with the RBS 6 Nations having kicked off at the weekend.
“It’s great to see the rugby spirit in action in Glasgow, with kids of all ages getting involved and being active.”
About St. Enoch Centre
St. Enoch Centre is located in Glasgow’s busy city centre, one of the UK’s top shopping destinations outside London. The first of its kind in Scotland, St. Enoch Centre was officially opened in 1989 and has since become one of the city’s favourite shopping destinations.
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