Match Day Guide

The Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup is one of the truly memorable days in the club rugby calendar with 12 youth finals all happening in one place on one day.

The season’s crown – held this year at Countesswells Playing Fields at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen on Sunday 24 March – provides a golden opportunity for youth players to experience a match day unrivalled across the Caledonia region. 

Every side competing has topped a series of regional leagues, as well as Cup, Shield, and Bowl knockout rounds, culminating in 18 boys’ and six girls’ teams reaching the big dance. 

The fixture list is not yet finalised and will be updated as soon as results from the semi-finals have been uploaded. 


Boys U15 Bowl: Moray/Huntly v Perthshire RFC, 10:30am KO, pitch 2 
Girls U16 Cup: Perthshire RFC v Stirling County RFC, 10:30am KO, pitch 3 
Boys U16 Cup: Stirling Castle v Dunfermline RFC, 10:30am KO, pitch 1 
Girls U16 Shield: Caithness RFC v Falkirk RFC, 12:30pm KO, pitch 6 
Boys U15 Cup: Deeside v Stirling County RFC, 12:30pm KO, pitch 2 
Girls U18 Cup: Stirling County RFC v Garioch RFC, 12:30pm KO, pitch 3 
Boys U16 Shield: Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter v Highland Eagles, 12:30pm KO, pitch 1 
Boys U15 Shield: Mackie RFC v Highland RFC, 14:30pm KO, pitch 6 
Boys U18 Bowl: Mackie RFC v Stirling County RFC, 14:30pm KO, pitch 3 
Boys U18 Shield: Strathmore RFC v Deeside/Garioch, 14:30pm KO, pitch 2 
Boys U18 Cup: Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter v Robert Gordon’s College, 14:30pm KO, pitch 1 

Welcome Message

Welcome to Robert Gordon’s College for what is sure to be another spectacular day of regional rugby at its best. 

We always mark down the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup on our rugby development calendars as a long-standing and important competition encouraging community participation and providing a platform for the best young players in the region to shine. 

And finally, I want to wish good luck to all finalists on this special day

Gav Scott / Scottish Rugby Director of Rugby Development 


As part of Saltire Energy’s partnership with Scottish Rugby, we are delighted to once again support the Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup. The competition celebrates an inclusive environment for Caledonian clubs and communities and has seen record numbers of teams entering year after year. The event signifies the positive impact sport has and celebrates the key values that are fundamental to what we stand for at Saltire Energy; respect, leadership, achievement, engagement and enjoyment. 

I wish all involved the very best of luck, the day will no doubt hold many successes but most importantly it will be a fun, exciting and enjoyable event for all involved. 

Mike Loggie | Chief Executive, Saltire Energy


We are proud to partner with Scottish Rugby to bring flagship sporting events, like The Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup, to Countesswells Sports Field. Sport underpins so much of what we do at Robert Gordon’s College and we are honoured to play a part in creating sporting opportunities for the wider community, and for sport in the North of Scotland.  

We look forward to welcoming players and their friends and family for an exciting day of rugby!

Robin Macpherson | Head of College, Robert Gordon’s College 

About Countesswells

  • Address

    233 Countesswells Rd, Aberdeen AB15 8AR

  • Map


  • Event Parking for Players and Spectators

    Due to limited parking at our host venue, we are operating a Park & Ride shuttle for players and spectators at this year’s Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup Finals Day. Players and spectators travelling by car should park at the Kingswells Park & Ride (postcode AB15 8UN) and board the Coach which will transport players and spectators to Countesswells Sports Field. There will be two coaches shuttling passengers throughout the day and passengers should plan for an estimated journey time of 30 minutes between locations.

    The first two coaches will depart Kingswells Park & Ride at 0930 & 0945 and the final coaches will depart Countesswells at 1700 & 1715.

  • Accessible Parking

    Blue Badge holders may park at Countesswells Sports Field subject to availability.

  • Team Coaches

    Team coaches should arrive at the Countesswells Sports Field (Robert Gordon’s College) via Countesswells Road. The coach will drop the players and management off and should take advice on parking on site by parking attendants. 


  • Players and Coaches

    There will be ‘grab bags’ available for all players and coaches to collect after their match.

  • Spectators

    There will be a variety of on-site catering options available to spectators.

Code of Conduct

  • Players Code
    • Work as a team, respect the opposition, referee, and above all else, enjoy yourself!
    • Accept decisions made by match officials, and do so without complaint
    • Appreciate and recognise good play by both teams
    • Win with humility and lose with dignity
    • Always remain calm and in control of your temper
    • Acknowledge and thank officials, and the opposition
    • Be an ambassador for the game of rugby
  • Coaches & Team Official’s Code
    • Maintain the safety and well-being of your players at all times. This is your priority.
    • Set high standards and be a positive role model
  • Parents & Spectators Code
    • Please do not encroach beyond the roped off areas: this is for the safety of the players and those on the sidelines
    •  Support coaching staff and volunteers – thank them for their efforts
    • Applaud the performance of both teams and when players make mistakes offer encouragement and support
    • Respect match officials and their decisions
    • Avoid negative behaviour and help celebrate the spirit of the occasion

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