Stewartry Rugby Club
Stewartry Rugby Club employs one full-time member of Development Staff to service Club & Community across the Stewartry Region. We work closely with local schools and clubs to ensure that Rugby in the South West of Scotland grows to be sustainable for every club in the area. Stewartry Rugby Club understands the responsibility we hold to promote healthy living, good habits and mental health awareness as well as the game through quality coaching, recruitment & retention of volunteers and involvement within Clubs & Schools in the Community.
Stewartry Rugby Club is proud to work closely with Primary and Secondary schools in the local area providing a pathway for male & female players to progress along their Rugby journey in the local area. Our thanks goes to the following schools for their continued cooperation in the bid to #GrowTheGame in the Stewartry.
Castle Douglas High School
Dalbeattie High School
Dalry High School
Castle Douglas Primary
We would also like to acknowledge the support in this programme from Scottish Rugby, Dumfries & Galloway Council and The Holywood Trust
The purpose of our “More Than Rugby” program is to support our players aspiring to Be Healthier, Be Stronger and Be Resilient.
Stewartry RFC “More Than Rugby” has been in development prior to Covid but become a priority this season after all rugby activity halting at the club due to restrictions.
The program identifies players based not on their ability but more importantly on their attitude and commitment.
Currently supporting 40 players across our Boys and Girls sections, we provide a support network consisting of Mental Skills and Wellbeing Development, Strength & Conditioning, and Nutritional support.
Players, supported by the coaches and our Development Officer, set goals and targets based around their own development plan and work on these goals.
We are proud to have so many young athletes invested in the program in its first year and under the current circumstances.
The classes are ran online, where players log in from home and complete challenges, do workouts or have conversations with coaches and external partners on each topic.
Stewartry Rugby Club, in partnership with our local Secondary Schools offer pupils the opportunity to participate in the School of Rugby Programme.
As part of the on-going development of rugby in Stewartry, the Rugby club run a bespoke ‘School of Rugby’ programme to each secondary school which give pupils the opportunity to improve their physical literacy and rugby skills during the school term, and to enjoy the many benefits that participation in rugby offers.
The School of Rugby will give selected pupils from S1 and S2 the opportunity to train in a rugby environment for 1 or 2 periods of school time per week for the first years of their secondary school life. This programme is designed as a social and academic development program that will not only help young boys and girls develop as players, but also aid them in their physical, social, emotional and academic development in their first years in secondary school.
The inclusion of our Director of Rugby ensures a sustainable link is created from school to club and will enhance and develop the current school pathway from primary school rugby to secondary school rugby.
Sport can play a powerful role in providing the catalyst to improve the quality of life for young people in communities across Scotland. Rugby can offer potential life-changing opportunities to enhance education and skills, improve health and wellbeing and fosters an ethos of teamwork; discipline and respect for officials, opponents and team mates.
If you’re interested in the School of Rugby Programme get in touch with our Director Of Rugby
The Stewartry Rugby Coaching Programme is supported by our Director of Rugby and delivered by Stewartry Rugby Club First XV Coaches and special guests.
The Stewartry Way, linked to the SRU Technical Blueprint, is the Clubs strategy to develop all-round skilled performers to ensure a steady flow of players make their way through the Academy system and into Stewartry’s senior teams.
Through our coaching and dedication to The Stewartry Way we will develop skilled performers who understand and are part of the club’s future.
At the first meeting after the AGM the committee agreed that the cost of living will effect our club finances and the finances of our members.
We unanimously agreed that the costs of these increases should not effect anyone’s ability to enjoy playing rugby at Stewartry Rugby Club.
We have put together a pledge to members to help them through the coming season:-
Stewartry Rugby Football Club is dedicated to providing high quality and accessible opportunities that enable all players from all backgrounds to participate in Rugby.
Due to the current cost of living, we do not want family finances to restrict rugby players from playing the sport they love and representing Stewartry RFC.
Therefore we have pledged to provide the following:
Freeze on Playing Memberships fees for this season 22/23 – no increase in fees for season 22/23
Ability to spread membership over monthly payments – 10 month option
Family memberships available – 2 adult,3 kids (27% discount)
Scholarships available for players memberships for players facing hardship.
2nd hand kit shop available to purchase training kit
Kit bank for those players starting out with no kit
To take out a membership with the club for 2022-23 please click – Membership Options
To apply for a scholarship for season 2022-23 contact our DoR John Muir – Stewartryrugby@outlook.com to discuss your options.
Any kit bank enquires contact Claire Manson – any donations to the kit bank will be greatly appreciated.
Stewartry Kit Drop
Instead of throwing away any unused or old kit why not donate it too Stewartry Rugby Clubs new Kit Drop!
The kit drop is there for all ages and stages. Help each other by donating any unwanted kit and potentially pick yourself something up. The kit drop can be used to borrow kit if you are just starting out or between sizes all we ask is that you return the item or donate an item when you are able too.
Kit we need is:
Contact Claire Manson for more information