Rugby is everyone’s game – and everyone’s game for rugby! Whether you play, support from the side-lines or volunteer your time, there is a role for everyone to play at a local rugby club – and your local club needs you!
We don’t call it Everyone’s Game for nothing – Whether you’re big or small, 8 years old or 60 years young, there are plenty of opportunities to play rugby in Scotland!
With the summer tour to Japan just around the corner, now is the time to let rugby inspire you and be a part of the game that brings the nation together. Perhaps your child is an international star of the future, like Scotland’s Stuart Hogg or Scotland Women’s Jade Konkel? Or maybe you’re looking for a casual run-around and the opportunity to make new friends? Either way, finding your nearest club is the best place to start – and there’ll be plenty going on between now and the start of the new season!
With over 200 rugby clubs across Scotland offering various formats of the game there’s plenty to choose from – use our Club Finder to discover what’s on in your area and how to get involved.
There’s a lot more to rugby than just playing – Every week an army of coaches descend upon rugby clubs across the country ensuring our special game can be enjoyed by all.
Whether you are new to the game, or a former player looking to give something back to the game you love, coaching provides the perfect opportunity to get yourself involved. Coaching is central to developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union and is arguably the most enjoyable and rewarding way to be involved!
For those new to rugby, the Beginners Guide to Rugby will help you to improve your knowledge of the game. New coaches should also contact their local Development Officer for advice on getting involved in coaching within their club.
Coaches can complete Level 1/Level 2 UK Coaching Certificate qualifications and also attend a range of Continuous Personal Development (CPD) workshops which help practicing coaches develop a greater knowledge of the game.
If you are interested in becoming a coach click on the following link for more information – http://www.scottishrugby.org/coaching-rugby-union
Refereeing is a fun, exciting, non-contact way to be involved with rugby. Not only will you be at the heart of the action on the pitch, but it’s a great way to keep fit, and make friends with others in the game, both in the UK and other countries.
Whether your aspirations are to referee local mini rugby tournaments or progress to officiating at BT Murrayfield, Scottish Rugby and your local referee society will help you every step of the way. As a referee you will play a pivotal role in widening the participation of rugby in Scotland, and improving the availability of quality referees at all levels of the game.
If you are interested in becoming a referee, passing a Level 1 refereeing course qualifies you to referee school and club rugby matches – as well as joining your local referee society.
For more information about being the ‘whistler in the middle’ – http://www.scottishrugby.org/get-involved/referee
Rugby is a sport that can be enjoyed by all, and in Scotland there are many ways to be involved!
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of rugby in Scotland – they provide the foundations upon which rugby can be enjoyed by all, and are pivotal in widening participation across all levels of the game.
By working closely with rugby clubs across the country, Scottish Rugby are constantly looking to create fun and innovative volunteer opportunities, that provide a memorable and rewarding experience for the special individuals who give so much to our game. We understand the different motivations for volunteering therefore we strive to offer a variety of opportunities that will attract a diverse mix of candidates. Volunteering is a great opportunity to become a part of the Scottish Rugby family and put your skills to work within a welcoming and enjoyable environment.
Anyone can volunteer, the best way to find out more is by using our club finder to discover what is on in your area and how to get involved.