|Date of Issue:
4 October 2022
|In this week's Club Communications you will find the outcome of last weeks Scottish Rugby's AGM Part 2 and SGM, alongside information on how to purchase tickets for the upcoming Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors matches. In addition, you'll find some further information about our new Safegarding Tutors posts and important reminders regarding player welfare and our Scottish Rugby Blueprint roadshows.
|Scottish Rugby's AGM Part 2 and SGM - Outcome
|Scottish Rugby's AGM Part 2 and SGM was held last Wednesday 28 September online and was attended by member clubs and societies.
The membership agreed a new governance structure which 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.
Professor Lorne Crerar CBE, Interim Chair of the new Scottish Rugby Union, pledged to the SGM that “all the promises for a new, well-functioning governance system will absolutely be delivered.”
Professor Crerar also called on the membership to play its part in finding the “very best talent” to serve as “custodians” on the new company’s board.
Additionally at the second part of the organisation’s AGM, members voted unanimously to receive Scottish Rugby’s financial statements for 2021-22. During the period, overall revenue returned to within 5% of pre-pandemic levels at £57.9million, a rise of £5.5million from the previous year.
|Edinburgh Rugby Club Appreciation
|Edinburgh Rugby will be running their annual ‘Club Appreciation Night’ fixture against Emirates Lions this Friday (7 October, KO 7.35pm) as part of a wider celebration of the grassroots game.
They have a number of ticket offers available for clubs, including a group ticketing offer (Buy 10 tickets and get 10% off) and a club commission initiative, meaning teams get 20% back on all match tickets purchased through their club.
For more information please see click HERE.
|Glasgow Warriors Group Ticket Offer
|Glasgow Warriors’ Group Match Ticket Offers are the perfect opportunity for clubs to come to Scotstoun and back the Warriors in both the BKT United Rugby Championship and EPCR Challenge Cup.
Save up to 15% off the cost of full priced Adult match tickets when purchasing 15 or more in Bronze, Silver and Gold categories across Scotstoun Stadium.
The club’s next match is this Saturday (8 October, KO 7.35pm) when the South African team, Vodacom Bulls, make their first ever trip to Scotstoun Stadium in Round 4 of the BKT URC.
To book your Group Match Tickets, please contact the Scottish Rugby Ticket Office on 0131 378 1600 (office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm (excl. Wed)) or e-mail email@example.com
Standard Ticketing Ts & Cs regulations apply. Discounts are only available on select games and are subject to availability.
|Scottish Rugby are recruiting for Safeguarding Tutors to deliver wellbeing and protection training.
At Scottish Rugby, we are committed to ensuring that all our people provide a culture where children and young people are respected, valued and protected.
Tutors will be required to deliver pre-prepared safeguarding courses, both in person and online. Most courses will be held in the evenings and at weekends, right across Scotland. We are looking for a number of tutors to ensure delivery in various regions (from Dumfries to Caithness!) so that courses are available to all.
Tutors will be employed on a contract for services basis, paid a competitive hourly rate, plus travel and other expenses.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 October at 5pm.
For more information please see below.
|Player Welfare Reminder: Activate Injury Prevention Programme
|Scottish Rugby recommends that all coaches implement the World Rugby Activate injury prevention programme with their team.
Evidence indicates that by implementing the programme over a prolonged period of time can help reduce soft tissue injuries by between 26-40% and 29-60% fewer concussions.
Click below to find out how to access this resource.
|Scottish Rugby Blueprint - 'Change our Game' roadshows
|Throughout November Scottish Rugby will host a series of roadshows for club and school coaches (all age groups) to launch the new Blueprint ‘Change our Game’ initiative.
Building on from the original, launched in 2016, the Blueprint aims to improve the standard of rugby at all levels of the game. Developed by Scottish Rugby's Rugby Development and High Performance departments in conjunction with coaches from the club and school game, the Blueprint’s overriding message is ‘Change our Game’.
Guidance on how to coach players to be more adaptive and skillful, as well as how to create excellent learning environments to nurture talent, is all included within the new Blueprint resource which will be available to everyone who attends one of the roadshows.
To sign-up to one of the free Blueprint roadshows please visit SCRUMS and click ‘browse courses’.
Blueprint Roadshows dates:
- Wednesday 2 November, University West of Scotland, Ayr (Glasgow South)
- Friday 4 November, Scotstoun Stadium Glasgow (Glasgow North)
- Wednesday 9 November, Highland RFC, Inverness (Caledonia North)
- Wednesday 16 November, Dundee Regional Performance Centre (Caledonia Midlands)
- Sunday 20 November, Oriam, Edinburgh (East)
- Wednesday 23 November, Aberdeen Sports Village (Caledonia North)
To sign-up to one of the free Blueprint roadshows please visit SCRUMS and click ‘browse courses.
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