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Rugby Academy

The Rugby Academy is a physical activity and personal development programme for youths aged 11 to 18 years old. The programme runs after school on a Friday afternoon and aims to engage youths through the team sport of rugby (union and league), developing them both as rugby players and as people. It also aims to give them the skills and confidence to have a lifelong involvement in rugby (playing, coaching, officiating and volunteering). This is achieved by delivering rugby training alongside personal development sessions which aim to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the Academy members.

The Rugby Academy works with young people from Forfar Academy, Brechin High School and Websters High School, Kirriemuir. The sessions are held throughout term time at Strathmore Rugby Club (March – October) and at Brechin Community Campus (November – February).

Return transport is available from;

  • Websters High School to either Brechin Community Campus or Strathmore Rugby Club
  • Forfar Academy to Brechin Community Campus (November – February)
  • Brechin Community Campus to Strathmore Rugby Club (March – October)

When transport is not offered participants are asked to make their own way to the sessions which will usually involve a short walk from their school to the training facility.

For more information about the Rugby Academy or any of our projects please do not hesitate to get in touch via the Contact Us form or by emailing

Project Sponsor

Stracathro Estates

”Rugby has always been a sport for all shapes, sizes and abilities, uniquely the Trust has taken this a stage further with a holistic approach, encompassing nutrition, fitness team work, and a welcoming environment. Stracathro Estates are delighted to support the ‘development of people through rugby’ and wish the Trust continued success for the coming season and beyond’.’ Gordon Cairns, Director – Stracathro Estates