|Date of Issue:
27 September 2022
|In this week's Club Communications we bring you a reminder on Scottish Rugby's AGM Part 2 and SGM which take place on Wednesday 28 September, alongside information on the launch of the new 'Change our Game' Blueprint. You'll also find information on submitting entries to the Tennent's Try of the Month competition for September.
|As a reminder to members, the second part of the 2022 AGM and SGM Part 2 will take place virtually on Wednesday 28 September at 6pm. Log-in details will be sent out shortly to delegates registered to attend.
If the delegates registered to attend the AGM/SGM have not received the log in details by Wednesday morning, please check your junk mail in the first instance. If you or your club’s President/Secretary still do not have the details, then please contact the Council Secretary, Angela McCracken on firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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 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 skilful, 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.
Neil Graham, Head of Game Development said: “The new Blueprint is a fantastic tool for coaches at all levels to help improve their sessions and create great experiences for all their players.
“We hope coaches enjoy using some of the new concepts within the Blueprint, and we will continue to release new content throughout the season linked to some of the new principles.”
To sign-up to one of the free Blueprint roadshows please visit SCRUMS and click ‘browse courses’.
Blueprint Roadshows dates:
Click on the links below to listen to more about the Blueprint from John Fletcher, Head of Pathways and Elite Coach Development, and to view an example of the new video resource produced for the release of the new Blueprint.
- 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)
|Tim's Great Rugger Run for Doddie enters its final week
|Tim Tunnicliff has entered the final week of his Great Rugger Run, which sees him run over 500 miles in 25 days on a route encompassing 104 rugby clubs across Scotland.
Tim has chosen to use the challenge to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation with a target of £10,000.
The route has taken the Amateur Rugby Podcast host across the West Highlands, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Stirling, Dundee, and over the course of the next week he’ll cross Fife, Edinburgh and the Borders, finishing his journey on Saturday 1 October in Melrose, just in time for Melrose v Aberdeen Grammar in Tennent’s National Division 1.
Read more and sponsor Tim by clicking the link below.
|Tennent's Try of the Month competition returns
|Tennent’s Try of the Month competition is back for the 2022/23 season!
The competition celebrates the great rugby being played across Scotland, week in, week out across Scottish Rugby’s Tennent’s league competitions. Whether it’s a breakaway solo try or a pack effort, we want to see your club’s brilliant scores!
The Tennent’s Try of the Month has two categories, Men and Women.
There are three ways you can send us your video entry.
All nominations should be received by the last calendar day of each month.
- Tweet us! Use #TennentsTOTM in the caption of your tweet to share your entry
- Fill in our JotForm and attach the video. Click HERE
- Or email us at email@example.com – you can attach your video in the email, or include a link for us to download the clip via a file sharing site such as WeTransfer.
A selection panel from Scottish Rugby's High Performance and Rugby Development departments will review each nomination and select the four best tries to go to a public vote on social media!
The scorer of the winning try will receive a Tennent's funded prize and will be shortlisted at the end of the season for the Tennent's Try of the Season award.
|Welfare Reminder: Age Banding & Law Variations
|For safety, and to allow young players to develop in the best environment within clubs and schools, they should be training and competing with others of the same age and physical maturity.
Specific laws are also in place for each youth age group to ensure players play a game which is age and stage appropriate for their physical development.
All age banding policies are available on our website, with specific details on each of the policies.
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