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Club News, Covid Updates | 14th Sep 2020

14th September 2020

Scottish Rugby can confirm that the club game can move from Return to Rugby Stage 3 to Stage 4 of the Scottish Rugby Return to Rugby Roadmap as of 14 September 2020. This step has been approved by the Scottish Government.

As of 14 September, modified full contact activities and small sided games (restrictions apply) can resume for all age groups (excluding P1-3 age groups). The reinstatement of modified full contact activity is important to ensure players are able to start preparing and conditioning themselves appropriately for the return to normality with regular training and matches.

Specific training conditions will allow the return of 1v1 tackling, 1v1 scrums, modified lineouts and rucks. Mauls and full scrums are still not permissible as the transmission exposure risk, due to prolonged face to face contact, remains high.

Players at Stewartry RFC can now progress into their new age groups this week.

To support the preparation for a return to competitive rugby, indicative dates for future Return to Rugby stages have been announced and outlined in the Return to Rugby Roadmap. The return to full contact activities (Return to Rugby Stage 5) is scheduled to commence from the 5 October 2020, with non-competitive match play (friendlies) permitted as of 19 October with the indicative date for the return of competitive rugby is 31 October as per previous communications. All indicative dates are subject to approval and guidance from The Scottish Government.

The Return to Rugby stage 4 guidance is available to download below with an accompanying webinar available to view via the Scottish Rugby website 👇

Click here for all the Return to Rugby information

6th Aug 2020

Mini Rugby Returns

Mini rugby will return on Sunday 15th August in a new format for all sections- P1-3, P4-5, P6-7.

A parents meeting will take place via Zoom on Friday 14th August- Register here

Training times on Sunday have changed to protect our coaches, our players and you.
Please stick to them so we can limit exposure to each other.

P6-7 rugby
Arrival Slot 10.00am to 10.15am
Training times 10.15am to 11.15pm
Departures 11.15m to 11.30pm

P4-5 Rugby
Arrival Slot 10.15am to 10.30am
Training times 10:30am to 11.30am
Departures 11.30am to 11.45am

Arrival Slot 10.30am to 10.45am
Training times 10.45am to 11:45am
Departures 11.45am to 12.00am

Register for Training here


30th July 2020

Player and Parents meetings have been organised for Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th August for all age groups returning to training next week .
This is so everyone has an opportunity to ask any questions about the procedures before heading to Greenlaw on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August.
Video Guide to Safe Check in

Registration is required to attend the meetings and attend the training sessions.

Link to register for Training:-
Wednesday 5th August – Girls Rugby, U16 Boys and U18 Boys
Thursday 6th August – U14 Boys

Links to the Meetings:-
U14 Boys
U16 Boys
U18 Boys

Players will be asked to Arrive and Depart between a certain times to stop groups mingling and increasing the risks to coaches, players and parents. We ask these timings are adhered:-

Girls rugby
Arrival Slot 6.45pm to 7.00pm
Training times 7.00pm to 8.00pm
Departures 8.00pm to 8.15pm

U18 Boys
Arrival Slot 7.00pm to 7.15pm
Training times 7.15pm to 8.15pm
Departures 8.15pm to 8.30pm

U16 boys
Arrival Slot 7.15pm to 7.30pm
Training times 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Departures 8.30pm to 8.45pm

U14 Boys
Arrival Slot 6.30pm to 6.45pm
Training times 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Departures 7.45pm to 8.00pm


21 July 2020

A guide to safe training at Stewartry RFC going forward:-
Guide to Safe Training


20th July 2020

Projected timelines:-

  • U14- U18 Rugby returning on week beginning 1st August 2020
  • Mini Rugby Returning on week beginning 10th August 2020
  • Senior Rugby returning on week beginning 17th August 2020

Players will return in their age groupings from last season for 2 weeks then progress into their new age groups for 2020/21 season.
*Exception – last season P7’s who will move up to U14 or new players wanting to join rugby for the first time- if you are moving into a new age group please register your details here to get up to date information for your age group  

16th July 2020

Dooley appointed to tackle Covid

Clare Dooley has been appointed Covid Safety Officer at Stewartry Rugby Club for the upcoming season. Clare, a teacher at Springholm Primary, is well aware of the challenges facing all us going into a “new normal” in 2020. Using her experience and knowledge of how education is tackling covid restrictions Clare’s insight will be of great benefit to SRFC as we build towards a return to rugby.

15 July 2020

Let us know how you feel about a return date at SRFC by filling in the questionnaire below:-

13 July 2020

Stewartry RFC are extremely excited seeing Scottish Rugby’s announcement on Friday morning outlining the phased return to Adult rugby in Scotland and today’s announcement that U17 can return to contact rugby.

We welcome the guidance and can’t wait to get back to providing rugby for the community again.

As I’m sure you will imagine there will be a new look to “normal” operating when we get to open our doors.

We have a Covid Response Group currently going through these preparations and have appointed Clare Dooley as Covid Safety Coordinator to provide guidance.
As we make preparations to reopen we ask everyone to be patient and we will communicate with everyone about the new procedures will look like.

Our priority will always be the safety of our members, staff and volunteers.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Return to RugbyClub & School Game Phase 3 Guidance Adult Rugby (18+)

Return to RugbyClub & School Game Phase 3 Guidance Mini & Youth Rugby (player aged 17 or younger)

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