|Date of Issue:
23 May 2023
|In this week's Club Communications you'll find details on the upcoming Community Game Conference, plus details of The Longest Try event for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. We also have information on the upcoming National Community Recognition Awards, Scrum School Summer Skills Camps and Royal Bank RugbyForce.
|Sign up to 2023 Community Game Conference
Scottish Rugby is hosting a Community Game Conference for club, school, and society representatives on Sunday 11 June 2023 at BT Murrayfield.
Building on the success of last year’s Game Development Conference, attended by over 250 coaches and match officials from across the domestic game, this year’s conference will also include sessions for leaders of clubs, schools and societies as well as volunteers.
Hosted by Eilidh Barbour and featuring guest speakers Chris Paterson and Russell Earnshaw, the conference is free of charge to attend, with the option to donate towards the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Registration is now live at scrums.scottishrugby.org, and can be found in the "browse courses" section.
|Scrum School summer camps - sign up now
Whether it be starting the sport from scratch, or transitioning from a different position, the ‘Scrum School Skills Camps’ will provide a step-by-step approach to building confidence in the scrum, while also offering a range of practical tips and tricks for coaches and players alike.
There will be a number of camps across Scotland in June and July, with both players and coaches invited to attend:
Oriam, Edinburgh (Youth U16/U18: 11am-2pm, Adult: 2pm-5pm) - June 25th
Oriam, Edinburgh (Youth: 10am-1pm, Adult: 2pm-5pm) - July 30th
Glasgow and the West
Whitecraigs RFC (Youth: 10am-1pm, Adult: 2pm-5pm) - July 30th
Highland RFC (Youth: 10am-1pm, Adult: 2pm-5pm) - July 30th
Please note that while all coaches and senior players can register themselves, for youth players to attend, they must be nominated by a Club coach. Links to nominate can be found below.
Applications will be open until Tuesday 25 July and we will be in touch with all players and coaches following that date. If you have any questions about Scrum School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Caledonia Reds win Inter-District Championship
|Nominations open for Scotland Women U18 7s programme
An outstanding Inter-district Championship final was won 32-30 by Caledonia Reds at Briadholm on Sunday, with the result coming down to the final play of the match.
In the third/fourth playoff, Glasgow & the West came from behind to beat Edinburgh 22-12 and secure third place.
To read the match report from the final, click HERE, or for the third/fourth place playoff, click HERE.
Nominations are currently open for girls aged between 16 -18 years old (female players born on or between 01 January 2005 – 31 December 2006) for the Scotland Women U18 7s programme.
An assessment day will be held on Saturday 3 June at BT Murrayfield and nominated players will need to be eligible to participate in the Rugby Europe Tournament 13 – 17 July 2023 in Prague.
To nominate players, coaches should visit SCRUMS and click Nominations then U18 Girls 7s.
For more information, click HERE.
|National Community Recognition Awards at BT Murrayfield - Friday 2 June
Tickets are now on sale for the Scottish Rugby National Community Recognition Awards 2023!
Following on the from success of the regional Community Recognition Awards is an evening that showcases the contribution of the club game, celebrating success and rewarding those that make our sport vibrant, inclusive, and exciting across Scotland. This year it will be held at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Friday 2 June.
Club members and supporters are invited to the perfect end-of-season party to celebrate the 2022/23 season in style!
Our host will entertain you during the evening, while you enjoy a delicious meal and a full schedule of awards, followed by a post awards DJ until 1am.
National Community Recognition Awards is always one of the highlights in the Scottish Rugby calendar and promises to be another special occasion to end a season that has seen so many great club achievements.
|The Longest Try looking for players as they run through Scotland
Raising money for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation, The Longest Try will see a rugby ball travel over 1700 miles as it carried one mile each by players before being scored at Twickenham Stadium on 12 August.
Clubs are asked to nominate 15 players to run one mile each as the ball travels through Scotland between Friday 28 July and Sunday 30 July.
To register your club, click HERE.
Route through Scotland
Friday 28 July
Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July
|Don’t miss out on Royal Bank RugbyForce grant funding!
Exclusive inspiresport event with Steve Tandy and Luke Crosbie
We are delighted to be working with our Preferred Travel Partners, inspiresport, to offer an opportunity to attend this exclusive SRU Q&A networking event on 6 June 2023.
This is the perfect chance to ask your questions to members of the coaching and playing team - find out more about the season highlights or what goes on behind the scenes on match day. Maybe you're keen to get an insight into the team's preparation for this summer’s Rugby World Cup in France.
The stage is yours.
For more information and to register your interest in attending this BT Murrayfield event at the, complete the form by clicking the HERE.
(Please note - accommodation and travel to and from the event is not included).
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