GSK’s donation for young rugby players welcomed

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A £600 DONATION from GSK Montrose has helped provide a team of young rugby players in Montrose with new strips.

The junior section of Montrose and District Cricket and Rugby Club have youngsters from primary age right through to fourth year secondary, who train once or twice a week and play friendly matches at weekends against teams from across Tayside.

Club secretary Caroline Campbell explained: “For many years, our club has been introducing children to rugby. We have over 70 boys and girls taking part in training and matches, supported by qualified volunteer coaches. We are a well run club that has achieved the Angus Club Excellence (ACE) Gold Award, the first rugby club to do so.

“We now wish to take on an SVQ community coach as part of a programme, developed by Scottish Rugby and Skills Development Scotland.

“We are also undertaking improvements to our home facilities at Union Park in Montrose, including upgrading the clubhouse and the installation of new floodlights to allow evening matches.

“Donations such as this from GSK Montrose are our lifeblood and are an integral part of our ongoing success and we would like to thank the company very much indeed for their support.”

Presenting the new strips, GSK Montrose finance manager Gordon Clark said: “This Club is doing a fantastic job at developing youth rugby in the local area and with their vision, organisation and determination kids are set to benefit from these efforts for many years to come.”