Since September 2018 my role out with the Trust is as a referee for Scottish Rugby, Pro14 and World Rugby. I agreed to become involved with the Trust as I believe that rugby should be a sport for everyone. The projects that Strathmore Community Rugby Trust run are all great examples of helping people take part, learn and develop themselves through the medium of rugby. It is great to see these opportunities available to people from my local area.
I have really enjoyed helping to spread the positive messages and stories coming from the Trust. One of my favourite experiences was taking part in a TRI rugby session with the Strathmore Clan, the attitudes and enthusiasm of all involved were first class.
Since June 2014 I have played rugby for Glasgow Warriors and have been lucky enough to have also been selected to play for Scotland. I agreed to get involved with the Trust as it is a cause very close to my heart. Being from Angus and growing up with rugby in my life I know what a positive impact it had for me and can have for people of all ages and backgrounds. When I heard what the Trust was all about and saw first-hand how much of a difference it was making it was a no brainer for me. Anything that helps people and encourages more rugby is a positive for me.
What I love most about the Trust is seeing all the great work it is doing to help the whole community. I love being able to come to the sessions and seeing everybody watching or participating leaving with a smile on their face makes it all worth it.
Former Scotland Women’s Internationalist, Suzi Newton, became an Ambassador for the Trust in October 2018.
“Strathmore was the first club I started playing at and I have very fond memories of playing here. I am thankful I could do something useful for the community as playing is not a option anymore! I think the work which the Trust carries out in the community is excellent. It’s great to see such a range of people taking part in a sport I love.”
I am Mathew Fagerson and as well as being an ambassador for Strathmore Community Rugby Trust I am a Glasgow Warriors player and Scotland Internationalist.
I agreed to become a Trust Ambassador when a good friend of mine, Josh Gabriel-Clarke, asked if I would be interested in helping out. He was very involved with the Trust as his is son has autism. Growing up in Strathmore it was a great opportunity to help out and create awareness around what the Trust was doing in the Angus area.
I love being involved and last year myself and Zander came to a training day with the Trust and it was brilliant seeing how much fun all the participants were having and the way the volunteers were interacting was amazing. I am very proud to be part of the Trust.
My name is Murray Mitchell and I am one of the Ambassadors for Strathmore Community Rugby Trust. I am a Scotland Rugby League Player, gaining my first cap in 2018.
I agreed to become a Trust Ambassador as the values of the Trust aligne perfectly to my own. The work the Trust is doing is really changing lives and helping to develop people through rugby. I enjoy seeing people get enjoyment out of the sport I love. Rugby is for everyone and the hard work or the Trust helps advocate that.