|Date of Issue:
25 October 2022
|In this week's Club Communications we bring you important reminders on funding streams available for clubs and schools to apply to, alongside information on completing Scottish Rugby's Rugbyright course. We also bring exciting opportunities for clubs to be part of, including the Longest Pass, the World Amateur Rugby Festival and Tennent's Try of the Month.
|Reminder: 'Growth & Participation' and 'Club Sustainability Fund' applications now open
|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.
|World Amateur Rugby Festival
|Scottish Rugby has been invited to share information with its clubs by the organisaing committee of the World Amateur Rugby Festival.
The festival has being created as part of the 2023 Rugby World Cup celebrations, and will be hosted in France from 22-30 September.
The format of the competition will start with group stages spread over four host cities in the south of France, with the quarter-final held in Manosque et Sisteron, and the semi-final and final stages hosted in Digne-les-Bains.
Clubs are now invited to express an interest in participating in this festival.
Please note that in line with other countries amateur status, eligible clubs for consideration are those playing Regional level rugby. Additionally, as this is not a mandated competition, interested teams must be prepared to self-fund the trip. Finally, please note that this festival is a Men's competition.
To submit a note of interest, please contact David Drummond, email@example.com
|Player welfare reminder: RugbyRight
|RugbyRight provides information and content around a wide range of player welfare subjects such as concussion management, tackle safety, law updates and anti-doping.
For season 2022/23, the RugbyRight course must be completed by all NEW coaches and match officials by Monday 31 October to be compliant.
|Nutrition X discount for clubs
|Scottish Rugby is proud to partner with Nutrition X as our official nutrition partner.
Whether you’re playing for the Scotland National team or your local club, Nutrition X are all about championing player performance.
Developed by professionals, their quality-assured and safe supplement range has been accredited by Informed-Sport and formulated by their expert panel, so your players can fuel safely.
Clubs can now shop their performance-boosting range with 20% off, use the code SCOTLAND20 at checkout.
|Scottish Rugby's Longest Pass needs you!
|Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in France next year, Scotland are re-creating Scottish Rugby’s Longest Pass, which became a worldwide phenomenon in 2011.
Scotland supporters from all over the world can now once again take part in The Longest Pass over the next 12 months.The aim is to see a rugby ball – or whatever else you can get your hands on – passed from person to person in a global series of video clips.
The best clips will be linked together to form The Longest Pass, and you could be part of it.You could even see yourself appearing on the Big Screens at BT Murrayfield this autumn, with the first video being shown on the big screens ahead of the match between Scotland and New Zealand on Sunday 13 November.
Here are some key things to remember:
Email your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Wednesday 2 November to be in with a chance of appearing on the big screens this autumn!
- Receive ball from the right and pass to the left
- Film in landscape
- If possible film with a local landmark in the background (to show supporters are all over the country)
- Use a ball if possible but if you don’t have a ball you can pass anything!
|Safeguarding Conference - registration open
|Registration to attend Scottish Rugby's Safeguarding Conference on Saturday 19 November (9.30am-12.15pm) at Novotel, Edinburgh Park is now open.
Club's can now register for two conference tickets and two complimentary tickets to Scotland v Argentina via the links below.
Further details including a full itinerary for the day will be circulated prior to the event.
|Tennent's Try of the Month - October
|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 (October deadline is Monday 31 October).
- 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.
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