YOUNGSTERS with Dunfermline Rugby Club are celebrating after they collected silverware on Sunday.

Players within the club's girls' under-16 section teamed-up with Glenrothes Rugby Club to compete for glory in the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup tournament, and reached the final of the bowl competition.

The combined team played Lochaber and secured the trophy with a 50-0 victory.

Nick Mathieson, a coach with Dunfermline Rugby Club's girls' section, explained: "At the moment our numbers are growing.

"We have girls playing at under-12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups.

"Whilst we're growing and developing as a club, we've got strong links with Falkirk Rugby Club and Glenrothes. Usually, our under-18s have been combining with Falkirk and playing with them as a team, and our under-16s have been playing with Glenrothes as a team, just to give the girls the opportunity to play 15-a-side rugby.

"Our under-16s and our under-18s play in a league, organised by the SRU (Scottish Rugby Union), and our under-12s and under-14s play in festivals and events, again, organised by the SRU. They all have game opportunity almost every week, which is fantastic.

"It's great for the girls to have that opportunity to win something because that's why they play. They play because they enjoy it, and they also play because they like to win."

This Sunday, several under-16 girls teams will travel to Dunfermline to participate in an 'Evolution Challenge' event, organised by the SRU.