ALMOST £4,000 was raised by Alloa Rugby Club's charity tournament earlier this month.

The touch rugby tournament took place at Earlsfield last Saturday, July 9 and £3,700 was raised to be split between the cancer clinics at Stirling and Forth Valley Royal hospitals.

The driving force behind the event was current Alloa assistant coach Brian Ireland who as player represented Hillfoots, Alloa and Stirling County.

Nicknamed Icy, Brian managed to pull together 12 teams of 10 players for the event which was open to all ages and levels of rugby ability.

Alloa, Hillfoots, Stirling County, Bo'ness, Bannockburn, Grangemouth and McLaren Rugby Clubs were represented as well as some local employers and groups of friends.

The tournament was won by Wolfpack however the day was all about fun and raising money for charity.

After the tournament Brian thanked Tillicoultry Quarries as the main sponsor of the afternoon and also thanked other sponsors Hamilton & Brydie, Jewson Sauchie, Brian Roberson Potatoes Alva, WS Dunsire Stirling and his old teammate Kevin McKenzie for their generous backing of the event.

Last but not least Brian thanked all the players who pulled their boots on during the afternoon and the spectators who made the day such a success.