We have a number of fabulous prizes up for grabs in our Christmas raffle! For just £5 you’ll get 10 ticket entries and be in with a chance of winning prizes such as a 1 night stay in an Eco Pod, a pair of return train tickets to London, a rugby ball signed by the Scotland Team, fitness equipment from Always, Trust merchandise, Maasai Mass gymwear voucher and much more!

So don’t miss out, get your tickets here https://go.rallyup.com/scrtchritmasraffle

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

When: Saturday, 18th December 2021

Where:  Strathmore Rugby Club, Inchmacoble, Forfar, DD8 1RL

Time: 10am (registration opens 9.15am)

Cost: Adults £10, children £5 with all proceeds going to Strathmore Community Rugby Trust

Earn that Christmas dinner! Join us for a morning of fun all whilst raising money for a great cause. Strathmore Community Rugby Trust will be holding a fun run around the Forfar Loch. Join us on the 18th December where you can run, jog or walk around our loop of the Loch and raise funds to help the Trust continue it’s great work and justify yourself Christmas meal.

The route can be viewed here:  Strathie Jingle Jog. Mapometer.com running route #5321170

To enter visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/strathie-jingle-jog-tickets-211067708197

What your money will help us with:

We currently deliver 7 projects, all at no costs to our participants.  This includes Autism-Friendly Rugby for primary school children, Visually Impaired Rugby, Youth Unified Rugby, Walking rugby, Unified Rugby and our Rugby Academy.  Your support will help us continue to deliver these projects at no cost and therefore allow more people to get involved.

All participants will receive a santa hat to run in, a finishers medal and entry into our fantastic raffle!  Prizes include:

Overnight stay in the Eco Pods Kilry, 2 return tickets to London courtesy of LNER, fitness equipment courtesy of Always and goodies courtesy of Scotmid.

Eco Pods, Kilry

 

We are delighted to launch our new rugby session for children aged 5 and under!  The sessions will start in January 2022 and will initially run at Forfar Community Campus on Sunday mornings.

The sessions will provide an exciting new weekly rugby sessions for little ones who are keen to start their rugby journey.  Our safe and structured sessions are run by qualified coaches who will introduce your little ones to the fantastic sport of rugby.

The sessions will cost £6.50 per session and will run in blocks.  Children will learn skills, play games and take on the values of rugby all whilst having the most fun. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/208671781917.

Dates:  Sunday January 9th 2022 – Sunday February 13th 2022 (6 sessions)
Times:
Ages 2-3.5 years old – 9.45-10.15am
Ages: 3.5-5 years old – 10.30-11.15am
Location:  Forfar Community Campus
More info:  Contact Katie via info@strathmoretrust.co.uk.

Strathmore Community Rugby Trust are delighted to offer a new sport for visually impaired adults in Tayside, giving them the chance to improve their physical and mental wellbeing through specially-modified weekly rugby sessions.

The Trust is adding visually impaired rugby to the list of projects it already runs, including rugby and life lessons for High School pupils, walking rugby and our award-winning Autism-Friendly Rugby for primary pupils.

The sessions will be held every Sunday at Forfar Community Campus (starting on 21 November) from 10.45am till noon and will be open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of fitness or ability level, whose visual impairment falls between B1 and B5 in the British Blind Sport sight classification system. Details of the classifications can be found at https://britishblindsport.org.uk/educationandresearch/classifications/

Wellbeing

The weekly event will aim to provide visually-impaired adults with an opportunity to be more active and improve their physical and mental wellbeing by playing a specially-modified version of the game. The first will be held on Sunday November 21.

Visually-Impaired (VI) Rugby is similar to touch rugby. Played seven-a-side, it uses a ball containing ball bearings and bells to make it audible. Players wear numbered bibs so the referee, who commentates throughout to help them know where the ball is and what’s happening, can identify players on the pitch.

Play takes elements from both the Union and League codes – so features uncontested scrums and line-outs, two-hand touch tackles after which the tackled player places the ball between their legs and the tackling team have to retreat five metres as well as a turnover ball after six tackles.

First in Scotland

VI Rugby is already well-established in England and Wales – with teams at Worcester, Swansea and Cardiff – thanks to the work of sports charity The Change Foundation. It’s working with Strathmore Community Rugby Trust to establish the game in Scotland for the first time, alongside the RNIB, North East Sensory Services, Scottish Disability Sport, Guide Dogs and Scottish War Blind.

Anyone interested can find out more here. If you’re interested in taking part, you should contact us by emailing info@strathmoretrust.co.uk or messaging us on Facebook, Messenger, Twitter or Instagram.

Local sponsor sought

Financial support for the new project has already been received from Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, The National Lottery Awards for All and the Colin Grant Trust. An extra local sponsor is also being sought. Any businesses interested should contact the Trust.

Community Trust Manager, Maggie Lawrie, said: “We are really excited to be bringing Visually-Impaired Rugby to Scotland. Rugby is such an inclusive sport and VI Rugby is another example of how the game can be made available to the whole community.

“For the Trust, providing this opportunity allows us to continue to fulfil our values of rugby, health and community. We’re really excited to be leading the way this and look forward to seeing where the journey takes us.”

Alex Bassan, Head of Business Development at The Change Foundation said: “We are thrilled to be working with Strathmore Community Rugby Trust to bring VI Rugby to Scotland.

“Our aim is to help change lives through sport and in doing so enable as many people as possible to reap the benefits of sport. I’ve seen first-hand the enjoyment players get from the game and the friendships which are created. It’s also great to see people doing something they never thought would be possible – whether that be enjoying a game they used to play before their sight deteriorated or starting something new.

“If anyone would like to find out more about The Change Foundation or VI Rugby, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For more information about the Trust visit our About Us section.

This October we are supporting Angus Council with their ASN activity as part of the Get Into Summer funding made available by the Scottish Government.  We are delivering the following sessions:

Autism-Friendly Rugby 5 Day Camp

Our award winning Autism-Friendly Rugby sessions are being delivered for 5 days from the 4th – 8th October.  The sessions are open to all children in P1-P7 with or undergoing an Autism diagnosis or sensory processing difficulties, plus their siblings.  Siblings must also be of primary school age but do not have to have an Autism diagnosis.

The sessions will run indoors at Brechin Community Campus from 10.45am – 11.45am.  The sessions are free to attend.

We have a limited number of places available so are asking people to complete an expression of interest form.  If you are interested in taking part, please complete the expression of interest form here.

What is Autism-Friendly Rugby and what do we do to make the sessions Autism-Friendly?  Click here for more information.

 

Youth Unified Rugby

Our new Youth Unified Rugby sessions provide an opportunity for secondary aged pupils with additional support needs (ASN) to get involved in the team sport of rugby.  Players with ASN play with their peers who act as enablers at the session, creating a fully inclusive, youth rugby environment.

The sessions will start on Wednesday 6th October, and will then continue every Wednesday until December 2021.  They will take place at Forfar Community Campus from 4.30pm – 5.30pm.  They are open to all young people of secondary school age (S1 – Under 18) who are able to walk unaided.  The sessions are free to attend.

If you would like to register for our Youth Unified Rugby sessions, please complete the registration form.  We use this form for all our programmes so once you have completed the generic information (name, address etc), please only complete the sections for Youth Unified rugby.  If you would like more information about the sessions please contact info@strathmoretrust.co.uk.

What is Youth Unified Rugby? Click here for more information.

 

This Friday (13 August 2021) sees the return of Strathmore Community Rugby Trust’s Rugby Academy.

For those of you new to the Academy, the sessions run on a Friday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm from Strathmore Rugby Club in Forfar.  The sessions are free and open to everyone of secondary school age from Forfar, Kirrie and Brechin.  Transport is available from Websters High School and Brechin High School (no cost), Forfar residents are required to make their own way to the Club.  The minibus leaves Brechin at 1.35pm (participants meet at the main reception) and Websters at 1.40pm (participants meet in the school canteen area).

The Rugby Academy is an opportunity to chuck a rugby ball about with friends on a Friday afternoon.  In addition to that though, it’s an opportunity to learn a few key life skills and, for the older participants, gain qualifications and experience too.  Our aim is to Develop People Through Rugby.  A number of our coaches across the sessions are products of the Rugby Academy.  The Trust has supported them through their coaching, refereeing and first aid qualifications and this experience has served them well when applying to college, uni and jobs.  With COVID restrictions being kicked to touch, we plan to kickstart this training again.

If you/your child is interested in attending for the first time please register by clicking on the link – https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/c5b5abc1/.

For more information about the sessions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing info@strathmoretrust.co.uk.