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.

The East Lothian club have forged a strong relationship with North Berwick High School, with the two coming together to create a unified mission statement for the growth and development of the game in the area.

Positive Coaching Scotland programme leader for North Berwick, Steve Thomson, said: “Our greatest asset here in North Berwick is the positive connection between the school and the club.

“With the tools provided by Positive Coaching Scotland, our shared values and common ethos, we believe that the link can continue to be strengthened, and we, the community, will  reap the benefits.”

The mission statement is centred around creating a culture of commitment, self-respect, enjoyment and improvement as a united rugby community.

The Positive Coaching Scotland programme in association with The Bill McLaren Foundation operates as a partnership between sportscotland, the Winning Scotland Foundation, the Bill McLaren Foundation and Scottish Rugby and has the main aims to build and sustain a strong and positive rugby culture in order to develop young rugby players and young people through the sport.

This programme forms part of sportscotland’s national roll-out of the Positive Coaching Scotland programme through governing bodies and local authorities.

North Berwick joins; Currie, Strathendrick, Melrose, Irvine, Dundee Wasps, Alloa, Berwick, Bishopton, Cartha Queen’s Park, Caithness, Dunfermline, Duns, Ellon, Forrester, Highland, Hillfoots, Langholm, Lasswade, Lochaber, Mull, Peebles, Perth and Stew-Mel Lions by earning PCS accreditation.