|Date of Issue:
8 November 2022
|In this week's Club Communications you'll find information on how to get involved with Scottish Rugby Schools Week supported by Saltire Energy in 2023, plus important reminders on available funding streams, player welfare and transfer deadlines for this season.
|Scottish Rugby Schools Week will return in 2023 - sign up now!
|We are delighted to confirm that Scottish Rugby Schools Week supported by Saltire Energy will return in March 2023, and schools are now invited to sign up to take part.
Since its launch in 2021, Scottish Rugby has engaged with more than 70,000 pupils across over 600 state schools through the programme.
Scottish Rugby Schools Week aims to increase opportunities for girls and boys to engage in rugby by supporting teachers to deliver new rugby activities or highlight existing rugby activities, whilst providing links to local clubs.
Linking to Scottish Rugby’s new State School Strategy, the programme also aims to deliver a legacy for future rugby prevision in state schools through enhanced CPD and teacher specific rugby resources to inspire teachers to continue to deliver rugby.
To sign up and find out more click on the link below.
|Reminder: Apply to Growth & Participation and Club Sustainability Fund
The Growth and Participation fund is a £500K package dedicated to supporting sustained growth and development of the community game, with a focus on inclusion and diversity.
Clubs and schools are now invited to apply for funding - up to £5,000 and £10,000 - to run a project during the 2023/24 season aligned to one of the sub-categories (Women and Girls’ rugby, Developing Environments and State School rugby).
The Club Sustainability Fund is also now open, with three sub-catergories of funding available to apply to offering levels of funding between £10,000, £50,000 and £250,000 to support clubs to upgrade their facilities and improve the quality, capacity and longevity of rugby participation.
Clubs are now invited to apply to any of the three strands of funding from these two streams of investment. More information can be found in the links below.
The Transfer Deadline Date, for players to be registered with clubs and still be automatically eligible to play in the Tennent’s Premiership, National Leagues, Regional League Division 1 and Tennent’s Women’s Premiership and National League matches, is 21 November 2022, as detailed in National Competition Rule Appendix 3.
Please also note, following the conclusion of the FOSROC Super6 on Sunday 30 October, some FOSROC Super6 players are now permitted to play in the Tennent’s Premiership from Tuesday 1 November 2022 with their first opportunity to play coming this weekend in Round 11 of the competition. More information can be found HERE.
Concussion is a brain injury, which is serious. Any player with concussion or suspected concussion must be immediately removed from the field of play and may only return to play/training in accordance with the Graduated Return to Play (GRTP) process.
There is no Head Injury Assessment (HIA) within the community game.
Watch Scottish Rugby’s concussion awareness video HERE.
Download the Scottish Rugby concussion policy and review other helpful training and education tools HERE.
Remember; If in doubt, Sit them out.
|Become a Match Official - courses across the East region
If your playing days are nearing the end but you're keen to stay involved, why not complete one of our upcoming Introduction to Match Officiating Courses this month, and gain your qualification before the New Year!
21 November: 6pm – 9pm, Winchburgh Sport and Wellbeing Hub
27 November: 10am – 1pm, Selkirk RFC
28 November: 6pm – 9pm, Lasswade RFC
4 December: 10am – 1pm, Currie Chieftains RFC
Register via SCRUMS - log in and click 'Browse Courses'.
Officiating is a rewarding, exciting, and enjoyable way to stay involved in rugby.
After all - it's the same game, just a different shirt!
|This week Scottish Rugby's official nutrition partner, Nutrition X, have been getting to know one of our nation’s favourites, Zander Fagerson.
Spend five minutes with Zander, and find out how our Scotland prop started his rugby journey fuelling with cereal and how his love for the sport and the role of nutrition has grown over the years by clicking on the link below.
Remember, you and your club can find all of Nutrition X's latest educational materials, recipes and supplements online at www.nutritionx.co.uk, and enjoy 20% off your next order with SCOTLAND20*.
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|We are now accepting applications for participants to take our Director of Rugby course, designed to support DoRs to become effective leaders within their club.
The key objectives for this course are to:
The course takes two days to complete and will be held at BT Murrayfield on 25 & 26 January 2023.
- Develop role clarity on an individual basis
- Share good practice examples and practical solutions to day-to-day challenges
- Help DoR’s create an action plan for their role
- Develop DoR’s understanding of key strategy priorities within Scottish Rugby, e.g., Women and Girls' rugby, inclusion and diversity.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 November. Applicants will be notified in early December on the status of their application.
For more information and to submit an application to attend, log into SCRUMS and click 'Browse Courses'.
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