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 the CPO as an opportunity to volunteer alongside playing for the club.
‘‘I thought it was quite a good way to get more involved because I have always coached previously but now that doesn’t fit in with my shift patterns,’’ she said.
‘‘I hope to make it down to Goldenacre soon to introduce myself to the parents and coaches of the Heriot’s Hammers. I am looking forward to meeting everybody.’’
First beginning to playing rugby at 12 years old, Sarah would travel from her home town of Penicuik to play for the Murrayfield Wanderers.
She gained her first cap playing for Scotland at hooker at just 18 years old and would go on to earn 29 caps before retiring from international rugby.
Sarah was first introduced to coaching sports in high school. She completed a Modern Apprenticeship with Scottish Rugby, which led to further training and becoming a Level 3 coach working in rugby coaching and development for women and girls.
Sarah can be contacted via the Heriot’s Rugby Club Child Protection Officer email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Caption: Sarah Quick with ball in hand for Blues Women at Goldenacre against Broughton.