The Unified Rugby team, known as the Strathie Clan, is a physical activity programme for adults. It offers controlled contact rugby for both disabled (need to be able to walk unaided) and able-bodied people and aims to create a fully inclusive, adult rugby environment.
The Clan trains weekly on a Wednesday evening (6pm – 7pm), but throughout the traditional ‘off season’ regional training and matches are arranged with other Clan’s throughout Scotland.
The goal of Unified Rugby is to bring individuals and communities together. The programme aims to provide an inclusive environment taking cognisance of any individual’s specific needs. It enables both those with and without additional support needs to have fun, play rugby and benefit more broadly from the game, alongside one another. Unified rugby is used as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of participants, fostering confidence and social skills, and splintering any barriers that still persist around illnesses that are not always visually apparent.