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June 2014

Perthsire host annual Positive Coaching Scotland festival

Some 46 teams, from Caithness to Duns, took part in the second annual Positive Coaching Scotland festival held at the home of Perthshire RFC, Inch Park, this week.  

The teams, from 15 clubs around the country, ranged from players in primary four all the way through to those in second year of secondary school. Read more...

Garnock growth gains Positive Coaching Scotland accreditation

Garnock became the 26th club to achieve Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) accreditation, as they look to continue building their strong youth section in all facets from social inclusion to individual player development.  Read more...


May 2014

North Berwick community links rock solid

North Berwick is the latest club to achieve Positive Coaching Scotland accreditation as they look to build on their strong links with the local high school. Read more...


April 2014

Currie and Strathendrick achieve PCS accreditation

Currie and Strathendrick are the latest of 23 clubs to achieve Bill McLaren Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) accreditation. Read more...


December 2013

21 clubs now on board with Positive Coaching programme

The Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) programme now has over 20 accredited rugby clubs on its books, since its inception in August 2011.

Melrose in the country’s south east, Dundee Wasps further north and Irvine in the west are the latest clubs to join the programme that is supported by the Bill McLaren Foundation, sportscotland and the Winning Scotland Foundation.


November 2013

Scottish Rugby hold PCS national seminar

Scottish Rugby had more than 90 people representing 26 clubs (15 accredited and 11 on route) from all corners of Scotland attend their Positive Coaching Scotland national seminar at Murrayfield for the on Saturday 9 November 2013. Representatives from sportscotland and Winning Scotland Foundation were there to understand how rugby intend to take the programme forward.


September 2013

Bishopton in youth recruitment drive for new season.


August 2013

Coaching the community

Scottish Rugby continues to embed itself within local communities as Peebles is named as part of Sportscotland’s Positive Coaching Scotland programme.


May 2013

Positive Coaching success in Perth and Mull

Inch Park in Perth was packed out with over 750 young rugby players, coaches and parents, representing 41 teams and 15 clubs, for the first Positive Coaching Scotland Festival.

Lochaber aims for positive future

Lochaber Rugby Club, in Fort William, has this week been awarded the Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) award, as they aim to build and sustain a positive rugby culture through all levels at Banavie. Lochaber is the 16th club to win the award.


April 2013

Positive future for Highland

Highland Rugby Club has become the 15th club in Scotland to achieve accreditation from Positive Coaching Scotland in association with the Bill McLaren Foundation.


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