It’s been a few months since Christmas and the novelty of some of those gifts are wearing off now. The late night online purchases of lockdown are gathering dust in the attic. Kids have grown up and left all their unwanted items cluttering up your spare room. But what to do with all this stuff?
Well lucky for you, we have the answer! We’ll be holding a monthly car boot sale with the first one being on 11th May, the perfect time to kickstart a spring clean! One mans rubbish is another mans gold!
Spaces are limited so if you’re wanting a pitch we suggest booking online (you can also book for future car boot sales!) https://strathmore-community-rugby-trust.eventcube.io/

The Grumpy Gryphons come from all over and ride for a range of reasons. Raising money for local causes is one of their fundamental principles and that’s why we’re excited that they’ll be taking part in the Ride the North event to raise money for Strathmore Community Rugby Trust. The money raised will go towards the cost of running the Trust projects with their main focus being on raising money for our award winning Autism-Friendly rugby project.

We’re delighted that they’ve chosen us and if you’d like to support them with a donation then that can be done by following this link here

Agriculture and construction equipment and services group Agricar has joined our team of sponsors.

The trust was founded in 2017 to increase public participation in sport, particularly rugby union and rugby league, in the Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin areas to benefit community health and wellbeing as well as develop young people into healthy, positive members of the community through the positive ethos and values of rugby.

It’s since developed to run projects for people of all ages and abilities, including rugby for primary children with or undergoing diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their siblings, Walking Rugby for adults, Unified Rugby for adults and youths with disabilities and a Rugby Academy for senior school pupils to learn life as well as rugby skills. It also works with partners on projects to benefit older and isolated people through regular events to chat and enjoy group activities.

Award

The trust, which works in partnership with Strathmore RFC, Brechin RFC, sportscotland, Scottish Rugby, Scotland Rugby League and Sporting Memories, has had its activities recognised at the Scottish Charity Awards with the Pioneering Project Award in 2020 for the ASD rugby project, a Royal visit in July 2019 by TRH The Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh and the Duke becoming its Royal Patron in August 2020.

The trust funds its work from a range of sources including grants, donations and events as well as sponsorship by companies including Stracathro Estates and Shepherd Chartered Surveyors. It has a range of opportunities for others looking to show their commitment to supporting community wellbeing.

Family values

Multi-award-winning Forfar-based Agricar Group has now joined the team of sponsors as part of its support for the Angus communities it’s based in. “As a family business strong on family values, we’re proud to support The Strathmore Community Rugby Trust and all it’s involved in because it makes a very positive impact on the lives of many individuals in the local area as well as the wider community,” said Agricar Director, Wendy Smith.

Trust Vice-Chair, Gordon Cairns, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Agricar to our team of vital sponsors as it’s a local company with a long history of being invested socially and economically in Angus and shares our ethos of developing the community through its people.

“There are a range of ways companies and other organisations can support the trust’s work. For more information, or for an informal chat, email”

 

For more information about the Trust and how you can support us, go here.

All of our projects rely on the support of the people in our community.  Ian is one of our volunteer enablers for our Unified Rugby Team – the Strathie Clan.  The Strathie Clan is a team for adults with additional support needs, and we also have a youth version for young people in S1-S6 called our youth unified rugby team.

Ian’s role as an enabler is to get the players playing rugby.  It’s about getting the players involved in the game, getting the ball into their hands and getting them running round the park and scoring tries.  Both teams train weekly on a Wednesday and we also arrange matches with other Clan’s throughout Scotland.

We are looking for more enablers to help support both programmes.  Ideally you would have a little knowledge of rugby but it’s not essential.  The players are supported by their peers so for the Strathie Clan we are looking for adults, for the youth unified rugby team we are looking for players in S1-S6.  For more information about each programme click the links below.

Unified Rugby

Youth Unified Rugby

If you think this is something you would like to help with we would love to hear from you.  Drop us an email to info@strathmoretrust.co.uk or contact us through our social media pages.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you interested in sport and working with older adults? We might have the opportunity for you…..

Strathmore Community Rugby Trust and Strathmore Cricket Club are working in partnership to deliver Sporting Memories sessions throughout Forfar and Kirriemuir. The Sporting Memories sessions support a wide range of people aged 50+. They focus on bringing adults over 50 together to reduce isolation and loneliness, improve their mental wellbeing and help them become more active to live a healthier lifestyle. We have weekly and monthly clubs delivered at a variety of locations. At each session we deliver an on-topic reminiscing session followed by a light physical activity session to suit the abilities and interest of the group. For example, in the build up to Rugby World Cup we have sessions relating to rugby and in the summer during Wimbledon we focussed on tennis. We have a variety of roles for volunteers which all combine to ensure the smooth and successful running of our club.

We are looking for volunteers that may be interested in helping with some of the below roles:

Club Supporter

Club Resource Maker

Club Reporter

Club Guest

If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like to volunteer, please contact Mia White, Community Project Worker at Strathmore Community Rugby Trust.

More information can be found by clicking this link

Love talking about Sport? Then why not join the FREE Sporting Memories club in Forfar

Strathmore Community Rugby Trust in partnership with Strathmore Cricket Club and supported by Forfar Community Sports Hub are delighted to be hosting a brand-new weekly club for older sports fans. Sporting Memories, a Great Britain-wide charity, are bringing their unique blend of sports reminiscence, fun activities, and quizzes to Forfar on Monday mornings at 10.30am till 12 noon at Strathmore Cricket Club.

The Sporting Memories club is part of an innovative weekly programme of activities for older people in Forfar designed to improve physical and mental wellbeing whilst hoping to develop stronger community connections between local residents. Provided by local partners, activities include walking football, rugby, health walks and the opportunity to meet socially over a cuppa!

All activities welcome members aged 50+ from all backgrounds but especially those who may be living with a long-term conditions such as dementia, depression or living in isolation and lonely circumstances.

The club is fully inclusive and it’s a great opportunity for local people from all backgrounds to not only share their stories but to also partake in a weekly session that ignites memories through photographs and quizzes.  The club encourages members to get and keep active again with a range of fun games and simple exercises. And if that isn’t enough, the club will also provide a range of refreshments (normally with some biscuits included as well) at half-time to keep you going!

You can find out more information about the Sporting Memories club and other community activities for older people by contacting local coordinator Mia White – info@strathmoretrust.co.uk / 07771867059.

If you would like to find out more about Sporting Memories or to find a club in another area, visit their website at www.sportingmemories.uk