Bannockburn Rugby Club continued their preseason efforts with community work at the Battle of Bannockburn Experience centre.

Battling torrential rain, players and volunteers helped centre staff with heavy lifting and manual labour in the gardens, meadows and paddocks – laying the foundations for future improvement works.

And though the weather wasn’t on side, the lads worked hard as a team to get the job done.

Retracing ancestral footsteps was Team Captain Calum Bruce, who trod the same Bannockburn earth as his namesake Robert did almost 700 years ago.

After the graft, the workers were treated to the centre’s immersive Bannockburn experience and battle simulation – with many remarking on the quality of the exhibits and knowledge of the centre staff.

Speaking afterwards, Head Coach Jimmy Samuel said:

“Today was about giving something back to the community. We take pride in Bannockburn just as we take pride in our club.

“It wasn’t an easy ask with the terrible weather, but the lads stuck in and that sort of mental resilience will be vital in the season ahead.

“It’s a small gesture on our part and hopefully supports the centre in their preparations for the school and public visits next term.”

Bannockburn RFC’s preseason campaign continues with the club’s Open Day on Saturday 3 August, followed by a friendly against Falkirk 3rd XV on Saturday 17 August.

All are welcome to give rugby a go at Bannockburn RFC training. Training times are published on our Facebook page:

Rugby club ‘digs’ Battle of Bannockburn

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