The trust has recently appointed Maggie Lawrie as its new Community Project Co-ordinator. She’s previously working in project, player and team management including Women’s Team Manager for Scottish Rugby, project manager for Scottish Squash and Racketball’s CashBack for Communities initiative as well as performance programme and media co-ordinator for the British Ski and Snowboards Teams. Maggie also founded social enterprise called Tri Angus Ltd, which organises two successful triathlon events each year.
Maggie says: “I’ve been very impressed with what the trust has achieved to date and I’m excited to be part of such an ambitious organisation. The projects which are currently running provide Angus residents with loads of opportunities to develop through rugby. I’m looking forward to growing these and looking at what else can be done in the future.”
Stuart Gray, said: “The trust is in a great place – with our projects running well and grant funders supporting our vision. Maggie brings a breadth of sport management experience and I look forward to working with her to further develop the trust.”
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 based at Strathmore Rugby Club in Forfar and works in partnership with Strathmore RFC, Brechin RFC, sportscotland, Scottish Rugby and Scotland Rugby League. Maggie Lawrie’s role is supported by funding from the Forfar Common Good Fund, sportscotland, and The Robertson Trust.
For details go to the trust’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TSRCCT