inspiresport League and Conference winners 2022/23
After a fierce season of competition, it's time to look back at the winners of the inspiresport Leagues and Conferences in 2022/23.
With 21 competitions running throughout the season, it has been a bumper occasion for youth players participating in Scottish Rugby’s Schools and Youth Conferences, which are sponsored by inspiresport.
inspiresport are the UK’s leading provider of youth sports development tours and offer professional coaching at some of Europe’s top professional clubs and federations for the benefit of players of all abilities. As part of Destination Sport Group, inspiresport can provide training opportunities at world-class facilities around the globe.
The ongoing partnership sees inspiresport bring tours to Scotland, providing young players with opportunities to engage with Scottish Rugby coaches, facilities and stadium tours to inspire the next generation of players.
Reflecting on the season, Gav Scott, Scottish Rugby’s Director of Rugby Development said: “It has been fantastic to watch players across the youth game continue to access long-standing and meaningful competition this season which encourages participation, allows players to play in competitive environments, and affords additional game opportunities for players.
“I would like to share my sincere thanks to the coaches, parents, teachers and volunteers who have contributed to such a successful season. Our competitions are able to flourish with the incredible amount of work done by the people in the background getting kids on the pitch.
“Whilst not every team will lift silverware, it is important that we recognise the growth and development of players and teams throughout the season, all of which can be very proud of their achievements.”
Steve Butchart, CEO of inspiresport added: “This has been our first year as sponsors of the league and conference competitions and we have been impressed with the standard of rugby and the spirit in which the games have been played.
“We’d like to congratulate each of the conference winning teams on their success this season but also thank all the clubs who have participated. Our team have enjoyed watching you play, and we hope to see many more of the fixtures later in the year when the competitions return in their revised format.”
National Conferences & Leagues Champions
Boys National Club Conference: Boroughmuir
Boys National 1 Schools Conference: Stewart’s Melville College
Boys National 2 (West) Schools Conference: The High School of Glasgow
Boys National 2 (East) Schools Conference: The High School of Dundee
Girls U16 National League Pool 1: Stirling County
Girls U16 National League Pool 2: Biggar
Regional Competitions Champions
Boys Midlands Schools Conference: Queen Victoria School
Boys Caledonia Club Conference: Highland Rugby
Boys U18 Caledonia Region League: Strathmore
Boys U16 Caledonia Region League: Strathmore
Boys U18 Caledonia Conference Cup: Strathmore
Boys U16 Caledonia Conference Cup: Moray/Huntly
Boys Borders Town Conference: Peebles
Boys East Schools A Conference: North Berwick
Boys East Schools B Conference: Trinity Academy
Boys West Schools Conference: St Columbas’ School
Boys West Club Conference: Dumfries Saints
Boys U18 West Region League: Oban Lorne
Boys U16 West Region League: Hamilton Bulls
Boys U18 West Conference Cup: Currie Chieftains
Boys U16 West Conference Cup: Biggar
Following on from consultation with clubs and schools earlier this year, there will be a series of changes to the boys’ competition structure in the 2023/24 season. Click here to find out more.