Scottish Rugby Schools Week set to return in 2023

Since its launch in 2021, Scottish Rugby has engaged with more than 70,000 pupils across over 600 state schools through the programme. Scottish Rugby Schools Week aims to increase opportunities for girls and boys to engage in rugby by supporting teachers to deliver new rugby activities or highlight existing rugby activities, whilst providing links to […]

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Meet the new Scottish Rugby Youth Panel

The new members of the Panel include players, match officials and coaches with a wide range of experiences in rugby, heralding from across the country. Appointed for the next two seasons, the Youth Panel will provide a platform for youth perspectives to be listened to and understood. The group will also provide influence on a […]

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Big-hearted Earlston

The Tennent’s East Regional League Division 3 club undertook fund-raising at their own sevens tournament earlier this year. Now they have presented a cheque for £375 to the Murrayfield Injured Players’ Foundation. The presentation was received by Borders area MIPF trustee Alistair Forsyth (left) from club President Neil McDonald (right). Mr Forsyth said: “The Foundation […]

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New governance structure agreed for rugby in Scotland

The new structure, based on the recommendations on the Standing Committee on Governance (SCOG), sees the new Scottish Rugby Union (a company limited by guarantee) take on the responsibility for the oversight of the organisation’s main operating vehicle, Scottish Rugby.   It also will provide an oversight function to the organisation’s members. Professor Lorne Crerar […]

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Scottish Rugby launches new State School Strategy to increase youth participation

Whilst Scottish Rugby’s engagement with state schools has been ongoing for a number of years – including investment into the Schools of Rugby programme and developing formal partnership agreements with local authorities including Aberdeenshire Council – this is the first time Scottish Rugby has produced a statement of intent around increasing state school rugby participation. […]

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Domestic rugby activity update

Sent on behalf of Gav Scott, Head of Rugby Development As a mark of respect, and to acknowledge the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Scottish Rugby issued a statement at 8.30pm last night (Thursday 8 September) postponing ‘domestic competitive matches’ this weekend. I’m writing to provide further guidance and clarity to our clubs […]

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Gregor Townsend pays visit to Ellon RFC after Doddie Aid Challenge

Scotland men’s head coach put the youngsters through their paces at The Meadows to reward the Aberdeenshire rugby club for their fundraising efforts for Gregor’s former teammate Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. In January and February this year, Ellon RFC signed up more than 80 people for DoddieAid, which is a challenge to clock […]

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Scottish Rugby relaunches Youth Panel

The Youth Panel was first introduced in 2016, running for a number of years until the covid-19 pandemic brought the forum to a close. During the pandemic Scottish Rugby continued to engage with youth representatives from its rugby communities on a regular basis, and began a review on the Youth Panel to ensure a relaunch […]

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New funding programmes announced for 2022/23 season

This season, the Supporting Clubs Investment Programme (SCIP) will be replaced by a newly developed Club Investment Fund. This new fund will allow for the transition away from SCIP which was put in place to support clubs through the pandemic and the challenges it brought to clubs and communities at the grassroots game in Scotland. […]

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