Royal Bank RugbyForce 2018

Biggar RFC and Haddington RFC named as Royal Bank RugbyForce 2018 Hero Clubs

Biggar RFC and Haddington RFC have been named as the top two winning clubs for Royal Bank RugbyForce 2018.

Chosen from a shortlist of over 140 applications, both clubs will be rewarded with an increased level of logistical and PR support for their Royal Bank RugbyForce event, a visit from a Scotland Rugby player as well as a grant for £1,000 and event merchandise kit.

Both clubs were selected by the judging panel as they showed well-thought out plans for their Royal Bank RugbyForce events that will benefit their community and grow a local passion for the game.

Now in its 10th year, Royal Bank RugbyForce is a grassroots initiative run by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with Scottish Rugby. The programme is designed to help clubs up and down the country to attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future.

There were a bumper number of clubs sending in submissions for 2018, with over 140 clubs making an application. Of this number, eighteen clubs (including the two Hero Clubs) will receive a grant of £1,000 with a further 95 clubs receiving £250.

Scotland rugby players from across all the elite national squads will visit the top ten clubs to lend a hand for their event and help bring in more support from club members and volunteers from the local community.

All qualifying clubs will receive support packs to hold their own Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend on the 11th and 12th of August. They will also receive access to an online toolkit with tips on how to hold a successful Royal Bank RugbyForce event.

For a full list of which clubs applied and who has been awarded what, please see below.

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Clubs rewarded with £1,000 and a Scotland player appearance are:

Bishopton RFC

Lasswade RFC

Preston Lodge 

Fraserburgh Rugby Club

Leith RFC

Selkirk RFC

Glenrothes RFC

Paisley RFC

Clubs rewarded with £1,000 are:

Edinburgh BATs / Accies

Garnock Rugby Club

Liberton Rugby ClubEllon Rugby Club
Highland RFCPerthshire RFCGala RFCKinross

Clubs rewarded with £250 are:

Aberdeen WanderersAberdeenshire RFCAbertay University RFCAllan Glen's RFC
Annan RugbyArdrossan AcademicalsAyr Rugby Football ClubBannockburn Rugby Club
Banff RFCBarnton RFC @ Royal HighBirkmyre Rugby ClubBoroughmuir RFC
Brechin RugbyBroughton Rugby FP ClubCaithness RFCCambuslang RF
Carnoustie HSFP RFCCarrick RFCCartha Queens Park RFCCorstophine Cougars
Cumbernauld Rugby ClubDalkeith RFCDalziel Rugby ClubDumfries Saints RFC
Dunbar RFCDundee HSFP RFCDundee University MedicsDunfermline RFC
Duns Rugby ClubDyce RFCEast Kilbride RFCEULRFC
Forrester Rugby ClubGHK RFCGilford Mini GoblinsGlasgow Uni Women
Grangemouth StagsGreenock WanderersHamilton Rugby ClubHawick RFC
Hawick Youth RugbyHelensburgh Rugby ClubHillfoots RFCHillhead/Jordanhill RFC
Huntly RFCInverness Craig DunainJed-Forest RFCJed Thistle
Kelso RFCKilmarnock RFCKirkcaldyLangholm RFC
Lenzie Rugby ClubLinlithgow Rugby ClubLismore RFCLivingston RFC
Lochaber RFCMcLaren RFCMelrose RugbyMid Argyll RFC
Moffat RFCMontrose RugbyMoray RFCMorgan Rugby Club
Murrayfield Wanderers RFCMusselburgh RFCNapier RugbyNewton Stewart Rugby Club
North Berwick RFCOban Lorne RFCPanmure RFCPenicuik Rugby Club
Ross Sutherland RFCShetland RFCSt. Andrews Uni WomenStewartry RFC
Stewartry RFCStewart's Melville RFCStirling County RFCStirling University Women
Stornoway Rugby ClubStrathavenStrathendrick RFCStrathmore RFC
Uddingston RFCWalkerburn RFCWatsonians FCWaysiders Drumpelier RFC
West of Scotland FCWhitecraigs Rugby ClubWigtownshire RFC 

Clubs rewarded with Event Merchandise are:

Aberdeen Grammar RugbyAlloa Rugby Football ClubArbroath RhinosBlairgowrie RFC
Bo'ness Rugby ClubCaledonian Thebans RFCCampbelltown/Kintyre RFCClydesdale R.U.F.C
Crieff & Strathearn RFCCurrie RFC LtdEdinburgh Northern RFCGHA RFC
Glasgow East RFCHawick HarlequinsHawick Linden RFCHeriots Rugby Club
Howe of Fife RFCHynland RFCInverleith RFCIsle of Mull Rugby Club
Loch LomondMarr RugbyOrkney Rugby ClubPeebles RFC
Rex Cub Red KitesRobert Gordon University Rugby ClubSchool of Hard Knocks ScotlandSelkirk Youth Rugby Club
Stirling University Men's RugbyStobswell Rugby Football Club