Ross Sutherland RFC has planned a weekend of activity next month which will include DIY work on their facilities, rugby coaching and a visit from a member of the Scotland team.
This is part of their support of the RBS RugbyForce 2012 initiative which has been developed to encourage clubs across Scotland to open up their clubs to the local community, raise the profile of the game and launch the new domestic rugby season.
A total of 138 clubs across Scotland have registered for the weekend which takes place on August 11-12.
The weekend will be an opportunity for clubs to attract new supporters and players and give them a chance to see what the club does for their local community, as well as providing volunteers and resources to improve their facilities. It will also drive growth, support and interest in the club game.
Scottish Rugby and RBS ambassador, Chris Paterson, said: “Having been involved with RugbyForce before, I’ve seen for myself the difference that it can have not only at clubs across the country but with the communities around those clubs.
It’s about more than just training and playing, it’s about developing and sustaining the game but perhaps more importantly about just enjoying being part of it.
“It’s great to see RugbyForce going to so many of the clubs at the grassroots of the game.
“RugbyForce can and does make a real difference to clubs in local communities and I’m delighted to be involved again.”