Bute players take part in RugbyReady course

Participants in this week's Rugby Ready coaching course held at Rothesay Joint Campus.
Participants in this week's Rugby Ready coaching course held at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Eleven Bute Rugby Club players took part in a RugbyReady coaching course - the first step on the coaching ladder in Scottish rugby - at Rothesay Joint Campus this week.

Under the direction of community development officer Allan Wright, the group spent three hours working on the basic requirements for anyone who wants to coach rugby players in Scotland.

“RugbyReady is a course that every coach in the country has to go through, regardless of the level they want to coach at,” Allan said.

“It’s the minimum requirement for anyone coaching rugby in Scotland, and is based on player safety.

“The course includes indoor and outdoor work - the indoor section covers child protection procedures and the outdoor part covers the tackle, the scrum and general drills and game training.”

Activities undertaken by Bute Rugby Club since its reformation earlier this year include a tag rugby coaching course and festival for pupils at the island’s primary schools, regular family tag rugby sessions and a series of pre-season friendly fixtures.