Dundee rugby clubs’ partnership set to grow rugby in the city

Dundee rugby clubs’ partnership set to grow rugby in the city

Dundee High Rugby and Morgan RFC are joining forces to strengthen the Dundee Titans and Morgan teams and to ensure more players in the city get the opportunity to play competitive rugby.

Sitting in BT Caledonia Reserve League 2, Dundee Titans will create a bridge between Morgan in BT Caledonia 3 and Dundee High Rugby in BT National 1.  A fourth development side is also being planned.

The innovative partnership has the backing of Abertay University who will provide sports science assistance, including nutritional advice, sports coaching, fitness testing, match analysis and in strength and conditioning expertise. This game changing support will help provide a clear pathway for players to progress within the sport in Dundee. Abertay University provide more sports degree awards than any other University in Scotland and are at the cutting edge of Sports Science.

Dundee Director of Rugby, Colin Sangster said: “Joint training will be the catalyst for improvement of all players with a focus on creating a common playing style and culture across this citywide initiative.”

The combined coaching team, led by Colin Sangster and including Phil Goldman, Ian Robertson and Iain Lockhart, will work hard to implement this ethos backed by a robust strength and conditioning programme that will allow players of all levels to reach their potential.

Sangster continued: “We are looking forward to working with the expanded pool of players and to welcoming new players keen to be part of this exciting development for rugby in Dundee.”

The partnership kicks off with an open training session at Dundee High’s Mayfield ground on Tuesday, 26 June (6:30pm). New players are welcome to attend or can email headcoach@dundeehighrugby.club for more information.

 

FOR INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT:

Dundee High Rugby:
Gerry Tosh (President)

Tel: 07894658800  Email: media@dundeehighrugby.club

Colin Sangster (Director of Rugby)
Tel: 07778 805626  Email: headcoach@dundeehighrugby.club
Morgan Rugby:
Derek Black (President)
Tel: 07745 156754 Email: dandablack@blueyonder.co.uk

From left: Morgan President Derek Black, Abertay University Head of School of Social & Health Sciences Andrea Cameron and Dundee High Rugby President Gerry Tosh (Photo: Graeme Bletcher)
From left: Morgan President Derek Black, Abertay University Head of School of Social & Health Sciences Andrea Cameron and Dundee High Rugby President Gerry Tosh (Photo: Graeme Bletcher)

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