|Date of Issue:
17 August 2022
|In this week's Club Communications you'll find updates on the Club Funding Models for 2022/23, plus important information on the Club Accident Insurance Scheme. There are also links to view Scottish Rugby's AGM report and the 2022/23 season Coaching Standards.
|Domestic rugby returns this weekend!
|On behalf of Scottish Rugby, we would like to share our best wishes to all of our clubs and schools ahead of the 2022/23 season which officially restarts this weekend with the Tennent's Women's Premiership.
Stay tuned to Scottish Rugby's social media channels over the coming weeks as we look ahead to this year's competition.
Scottish Rugby will continue to bring updates, highlights and information on all Youth, School and Adult competitions throughout the season.
|Club Investment Fund & Development Clubs Investment Programme deadline extened
|The deadline for the Club Investment Fund and Developing Clubs Investment programme has been extended from 17 August to 31 August.
If your club wishes to apply for either of these funds please ensure that the acceptance from is signed and returned to the Rugby Development Department at email@example.com.
Here is a reminder of the key details you and your clubs need to know regarding both the Club Investment Fund and the Developing Clubs Investment programme.
Club Investment Fund
- This season, the Supporting Clubs Investment Programme (SCIP) will be replaced by a newly developed Club Investment Fund.
- The core investment areas of this fund will focus on ‘Participation’ and ‘Growth and Sustainability’.
- Through this model, the amount of overall available funding to clubs and schools for travel to games in Scottish Rugby adult and youth competitions or any other Scottish Rugby organised game play programmes has doubled.
- Clubs will be automatically compensated for mileage to all their fulfilled Scottish Rugby fixtures, regardless of the distances involved. Previously payments were only available if the return journey exceeded 200 miles.
- Payments will be made in October 2022 and May 2023 by BACS transfer to the clubs nominated account.
- A further substantial change within the funding model will see teams competing in the Tennent’s Women's Premiership league able to claim up to £10,000 in medical support in-line with the Men’s Premiership.
Developing Clubs Investment
- This programme remains in place from last season, with updates to criteria for receiving investment under the ‘Minimum Operating Standards’ and ‘Growth and Sustainability’ categories.
- This funding is only available to those clubs that are not eligible for the Club Investment Fund.
- One of the key changes under this programme is the increase in funding for clubs fielding youth teams. Clubs will now be able to claim £500 per youth team, an increase of £150.
Clubs are now invited to review the Club Investment Fund summary document and Developing Clubs Investment documents via the link below.
|Players required to update SCRUMS registration – reminder
The deadline for adult players to confirm their registration on SCRUMS for the 2022/23 season is fast approaching, with just over THREE DAYS left for Women and just over ONE WEEK left for Men.
The registration confirmation process also includes confirmation that players have read and will comply with various regulations and policies that govern the game in Scotland.
Players who have not updated their SCRUMS profile before the start of season 2022/23, will be unavailable for teamsheet selection in SCRUMS and therefore, unable to play in Scottish Rugby competitions.
Players still have time to update their profile before the season starts. With Women's competition starting next weekend and Men's the following, the deadlines are as follows:
- Women: Saturday 20 August
- Men: Saturday 27 August
Players can update their SCRUMS profile, HERE.
If players have forgotten their log in, information can be recovered by clicking the ‘Forgot Your Password’ link on the log in page.
Should players require any assistance with this please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Scottish Rugby Annual General Meeting
The Scottish Rugby Annual General Meeting 2022 took place on Saturday 13 August at BT Murrayfield.
Read more about the AGM, HERE.
Audited figures and the opportunity for member clubs to scrutinise them will be presented at part two of the AGM next month.
As part of Scottish Rugby’s strategy to raise the quality of coaching at all levels of the game, a new set of standards have been launched.
To be an active coach in the club or school game, the standards set out on our website - linked below - are required to be met.
Click HERE to find out more and to watch our video.
|Club Accident Insurance Proposal Form
|Other than in the limited circumstances set out in SDR 23 (Insurance), it is compulsory for all member clubs to participate in the Club Accident Insurance Scheme. This provides free catastrophic injury cover to those playing for an insured team.
The Club Accident Insurance process has now moved to SCRUMS. In order to complete your club’s 2022/23 Proposal Form, please log in to SCRUMS and follow the steps below.
Temporary Disablement Cover payments can now be made using card on SCRUMS, or by bank transfer (please ensure the club name is listed on the reference number if paying by bank transfer). Payment instructions can be found on the application.
- Click on ‘MY CLUB / SCHOOL’ on the left hand menu.
- Click on the ‘CLUB INSURANCE’ button in the top right of this screen.
- This page contains the button to open the form as well as other supporting documentation.
- Click on ‘Personal Accident Insurance Proposal Form 2022/23’ to open the form.
Please note, only those with Administrator access for your club will be able to view this section of SCRUMS. If you need assistance with SCRUMS access please contact email@example.com.
All clubs need to complete the Proposal Form for the new season by no later than 15 September 2022.
|Scottish Rugby relaunches Youth Panel
|Scottish Rugby are now accepting applications for the Youth Panel.
The Youth Panel will act as a voice for these young people within the Scottish rugby community, and provide a specific platform for youth perspectives to be integrated into Scottish Rugby initiatives and projects.
Scottish Rugby are seeking a diverse group of approximately 16 individuals, aged between 16 and 24, to champion what young people think the rugby environment should look like going forward in Scotland.
Please share this update with your Youth players and invite them to consider applying to the Panel. More information in the link below.
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