|Date of Issue:
18 April 2023
|In this week's Club Communications you'll find confirmation of the latest results in the Tennent's Leagues and Scottish Cup competition, along with information to buy your Silver Saturday tickets. You'll also find reminders on the 2023 Royal Bank RugbyForce application and this year's National Awards.
The Tennent's National Division 1 and Division 2 Leagues were concluded last weekend, as Kelso and Glasgow Academicals topped their respective tables for promotion.
Kelso's away victory of Highland RFC (5-7) saw them secure the title win on 96 points, 10 points clear from the top.
Accies 53-15 win over Falkirk saw them take the title win on points difference, edging the victory by one point from Newton Stewart.
Many congratulations to both teams for their effort this year, and to all those clubs and team who took part.
|Community Game Conference - register for free tickets!
Registrations for Scottish Rugby's Community Game Conference on Sunday 11 June are now open!
The event will build upon last season’s conference and aims to attract over 300 club, school and society leaders, coaches and match officials.
The event will showcase workshops on a range of topics including club and facilities development, coaching, match official and player development, and will involve guest speakers from throughout the country and abroad (further details to be announced throughout May).
The conference is free is charge to attend, with the option to donate towards the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Please visit SCRUMS and ‘browse courses’ to reserve your space.
|Reminder: Scottish Rugby National Awards nominations open
Scottish Rugby is seeking nominations for the three national award categories.
The National Awards programme aims to recognise the performance contributions of players and coaches in the domestic game, alongside awarding those who have contributed to the wider game, both on and off the pitch.
The three categories are:
Spirit of Rugby – apply HERE
Educator of the Season – apply HERE
Rugby Photograph of the Season – apply HERE
|Silver Saturday returns to BT Murrayfield & DAM Health Stadium - buy tickets now!
Seven finals in one action-packed day - Silver Saturday returns for 2023 as Scotland's top club sides in the men's and women's game battle it out for the silverware at BT Murrayfield Stadium and DAM Health Stadium on Saturday 6 May.
Tickets are on sale now at scottishrugbytickets.com.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for Seniors and U18s. Booking fees apply.
Support your rugby club by buying your tickets through their unique club URL to earn them commission on tickets. Find your club’s URL through the link below.
Scottish Cup: Marr v Hawick, BT Murrayfield Stadium, kick-off 6pm
Men's National Shield: East Kilbride v Stewartry, DAM Health Stadium, kick-off 6pm
Men's National Bowl: Panmure v Kinloss Eagles, DAM Health Stadium, kick-off 1pm
Sarah Beaney Cup: BT Murrayfield Stadium, kick-off 3.10pm*
National Plate: Oban Lorne v Grangemouth, DAM Health Stadium, kick-off 3.30pm
Women's National Shield: BT Murrayfield Stadium, kick-off 12.30pm*
Women's National Bowl: DAM Health Stadium, kick-off 10.30am*
* Finalists to be confirmed
|Reminder: Apply to Royal Bank RugbyForce
Royal Bank RugbyForce 2023 applications are open!
With over 110 grants available, including 10 Regeneration grants of £3k, for clubs who are taking steps to reduce environmental impact and help club finances
Royal Bank Young Ambassador Programme is looking for passionate 18-35 year olds, to kick start their club’s climate action plan. The initiative supports the next generation of rugby club leaders with 15 individuals receiving a £500 Regeneration grant for their club and access to exclusive rugby events. T&Cs apply.
|Papa Johns Tartan Touch returns in two weeks!
Running between May and July, Papa Johns Tartan Touch is designed to provide a simplified version of rugby with the aim of attracting players of all abilities, ages and levels of experience who are looking to improve their fitness through simple and social activity.
Sign up links for our 71 hubs are now live. Find your club's nearest hub and sign up via the link below!
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