Irvine Rugby Club will be hosting an open day to encourage people to “give rugby a try”.

On Sunday November 27 from 11am-3pm at the Irvine Community Sports Centre, visitors can enjoy watching a game between the Ayrshire Clan and the Fife Clan, face painting, games, a craft fayre, and open bar.

Meanwhile, the junior team will be participating in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the club.

Irvine Rugby Club are celebrating sixty years since they were founded and are hoping to encourage players of all ages and genders who are interested in getting involved to come down to the club.

President of the Irvine Rugby Club, Allan Wilson, said: “It’s an open day for the whole club. We’ve got a ladies’ team as well and the kids’ so it’s a bit of ‘come and try’ stuff, and parents can join in.

“It’ll just be fun and we’re trying to encourage more people to come to the club because a lot of people don’t know about the sports club.”

The match between Ayrshire Clan and Fife Clan kicks off at 1pm.

The Clan team serves the whole of Ayrshire and is open to anyone – providing an accessible and welcoming environment for players with different abilities.

Allen continued: “They’re usually based in Kilmarnock but Kilmarnock have got a big thing on that Sunday, so we’ve been asked to host them and we’re delighted to host the Ayrshire Clan.

“Players can get exercise and especially the people involved with the Clan, they’re meeting up with other people that they might never see in their circle and it’s just a good morale booster for them.

“They train hard, and the reward is the game at the end of it.”

New players for any of the Irvine Rugby Club teams are always welcome and anyone interested in joining can call them on 01294 275788 or email the team at