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Confidas People front and centre of Heriot’s Rugby Club bespoke training shirts

Bespoke Heriot’s Rugby Club kit is now officially available online with Confidas People sponsoring the training shirts for all squads. As a business Confidas People provide management team assessments as part of due diligence and value creation for private equity and venture capital firms. Confidas People Director Bruce Douglas, a former Scotland player and Heriot’s Rugby …

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Heriot’s Rugby Super6 coach becomes club’s first Mental Health First Aider

Heriot’s Rugby Super6 coach Andrew Kelly has become the club’s first Mental Health First Aider. Andrew taking on this new role is part of Heriot’s Rugby Club developing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy to support players and members. ‘‘It’s really important having a Mental Health First Aider at the club,’’ he said. ‘‘About one in …

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Heriot’s players Scott King and Duncan Hood training for U20 Six Nations team selection

Heriot’s Rugby Super6 players Scott King and Duncan Hood are training hard for the opportunity to be selected for the rescheduled U20 Six Nations Championship in June. This month both attended the two U20 Six Nations training camps at Oriam as part of a 41-player extended squad. The Scottish Rugby FOSROC Academy players are training to be in …

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Heriot’s Blues Women player Megan Gaffney ready for match against Italy

The Women’s Six Nations Championship continues this weekend with Heriot’s Blues Women’s player Megan Gaffney selected in the number 11 jersey for Scotland. After a first round defeat to England, before a bye in the second round, the Scotland team will play Italy in the third round at Scotstoun Stadium at 5pm on Saturday. The …

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Heriot’s Rugby Super6 squad return to Goldenacre for pre-season training

After months away from Goldenacre due to a cancelled season and a second lockdown, Heriot’s Rugby Super6 squad have returned for pre-season training. The first training session of 2021 for the semi-professional team was on 30 March under the guidance of Head Coach Andrew Kelly and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jordan Welsh. Pre-season is vital, …

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Introducing new Heriot’s Rugby Club Child Protection Officer Sarah Quick

As the youngest players at Heriot’s Rugby Club return to Goldenacre a new Child Protection Officer (CPO) has been recruited. Blues Women player Sarah Quick is stepping into the role, which will see her oversee the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) memberships within the Heriot’s Rugby Club. As a police officer, Sarah saw the role of …

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Heriot’s Rugby Club congratulates Megan Gaffney on Team GB Sevens training squad selection

Heriot’s Blues Women player Megan Gaffney is making her case to become an Olympian after the announcement of her selection in the Team GB Sevens training squad late last week. Megan is one of 12 Scottish rugby players, six women and six men, to be selected for the two training squads and will attend the …

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Charity Team formed as Heriot’s Rugby Club seeks third sector partnership

A new Charity Team has been formed to take the lead on developing charitable partnerships for Heriot’s Rugby Club. The initiative is the brainchild of Vice President Mel McCallum, focusing on the playing group at Heriot’s Rugby Club driving a long-term partnership with a local charity. Volunteers for the group were encouraged to come forward …

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New Modern Standard Coffee café enjoys warm welcome during winter

The new Modern Standard Coffee café has enjoyed a successful opening, continuing to serve up hot drinks in the cold weather, while navigating the challenges of COVID-19. The success for Modern Standard Coffee has extended to CEO Lynsey Harley and her staff being baristas to Scotland rugby players preparing for the Six Nations. The Blues …

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Heriot’s Rugby Club team up with BawBags to create ‘Nails’ design

A new BawBags briefs, boxers and snoods design has been created in collaboration with Heriot’s Rugby Club. The ‘Nails’ design was initially launched in November 2020, just in time for supporters to purchase before Christmas. Co-owner of BawBags, Allan ‘Midge’ Whyte, has been a supporter of the club since he was a student at George …

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