There’s Plenty of Competition – But What is the Health of the Grassroots Game

Piece put together for the WeegieRugby blog asking the question about the health of rugby in Scotland at a grassroots level.

Looking at West 1, 2 and 3, there’s plenty of challenge at the top and bottom of the leagues, but the number of unfulfilled games in these leagues and in the West Regional leagues, suggest that things are far from healthy. Continue reading There’s Plenty of Competition – But What is the Health of the Grassroots Game

Is Selling Beer A Sustainable Way to Fund Rugby Clubs

For years now (generations), rugby clubs and their social clubs have been synonymously linked, but perhaps now would be a good time to question if there are valid, commercial and sustainable logic behind the reasons for the practice.

 

The argument goes that rugby guys like a beer after the game, so why not have the rugby club run its’ own bar so the money is kept in the rugby club rather to some local hostelry who will keep the profit for itself.

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