Rugby club launch scheme to take sport into schools and community

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Cumbernauld Rugby Club has agreed a new sponsorship deal which will allow them to encourage more youngsters to take up the sport.

The club has reached agreement with Reigart Contracts Ltd, one of its principal sponsors, to use part of the funding for a community coach to work with local schools.

Left to right are Callum Scotland (Community Coach), Graham Stirrat (Reigart Contracts Ltd), Pat Alexander (Head Teacher, St Maurices High), David Aitken (St Maurices School of Rugby), Richard Harris (North Lanarkshire Council Active Schools Coordinator), Callum Harris (North Lanarkshire Leisure Rugby Development Officer), Jim Cochrane (President, Cumbernauld Rugby Club)

Left to right are Callum Scotland (Community Coach), Graham Stirrat (Reigart Contracts Ltd), Pat Alexander (Head Teacher, St Maurices High), David Aitken (St Maurices School of Rugby), Richard Harris (North Lanarkshire Council Active Schools Coordinator), Callum Harris (North Lanarkshire Leisure Rugby Development Officer), Jim Cochrane (President, Cumbernauld Rugby Club)

Callum Scotland, one of Cumbernauld’s fine young players, has been appointed with the primary aim of increasing the player base at mini and youth level.

He will tie up with the St Maurice’s High School of Rugby but will work with all local primary and secondary schools to increase participation rates in rugby and enhance membership of the club’s junior sections.

Club president Jim Cochrane said: “We are delighted with the level of sponsorship we receive from Reigart Demolition every year and will use the funding to get Callum into as many local schools as possible.

“Callum will be running after-school rugby sessions in the local secondaries as well as half-day sessions in the local primaries.

“He will tie up with St Maurice’s School of Rugby and hopefully help to enhance the existing provision of rugby coaching in our area. The bottom line, of course, is to increase player participation, boys and girls, in our club as well as providing a valuable community resource.”

Graham Stirrat, one of Reigart’s senior management team, stated: “We have sponsored Cumbernauld Rugby Club for a number of years. Hopefully this specific funding will pay long term dividends by providing local children with the opportunity to engage in healthy sporting activity.”

Pictured above left to right are David Aitken, St Maurice’s HS school of rugby co-ordinator; Richard Harris, active schools co-odinator; Callum Scotland, community coach; Graham Stirrat, Reigart Demolition; Callum Harris, North Lanarkshire Leisure rugby development officer and Jim Cochrane, president.