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Mackie Rugby Club smashes it with Macphie donation

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An Aberdeenshire amateur rugby club is celebrating following a £1,000 donation from Macphie.

Youth player Finlay Keith tucks into rugby ball cake

The business is helping towards the cost of winter training facilities for Mackie Academy FP Rugby Football Club.

With over 400 players from across south Aberdeenshire, ranging in age from five to 65, Macphie’s support will help keep the teams in practice all year round.

Chairman Alastair Macphie said: “Mackie rugby club plays a big part in our community.

“We recognise the positive impact it has on the people involved – including some of our own employees – and we’re proud to show our support.”

Led by volunteers, the club coaches both full contact and touch rugby, providing a safe learning environment for all players, building teams and delivering key skills.

The club’s president Neil Foster said: “Our club has been running for over 30 years and our players have earned some impressive opportunities to progress locally and nationally.

“To keep up this good work, we need to maintain training all year round. Macphie’s donation is easing the cost of doing so and we’re incredibly grateful for their support.”

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