Four local clubs land slice of SRU fund

Former Scotland star John Rutherford, Selkirk's oldest living Scotland internationalist John "Basher" Inglis and Selkirk captain Andrew Cavanagh helped announce the Club Sustainability Fund recipients
Former Scotland star John Rutherford, Selkirk's oldest living Scotland internationalist John "Basher" Inglis and Selkirk captain Andrew Cavanagh helped announce the Club Sustainability Fund recipients
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STEWART’S MELVILLE, Haddington, Lismore and Linlithgow are among the first clubs to benefit from the Scottish Rugby Union’s Club Sustainability Fund.

Funding worth more than £400,000 will be shared by 14 clubs across the country in the first round of awards.

Lismore received £37,724 towards new training lights and showers while renovation work at Haddington’s clubhouse will get a £25,000 boost.

Stew Mel were awarded £10,000 to help appoint a Business Development officer while Linlithgow received £9682 for the same purpose.

Over 25 clubs applied for funding from the Fund, which was created through the sponsorship investment in Scottish Rugby by BT.

A total of £1.6million was earmarked for investment in the domestic game across a four-year period.

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson said: “From the outset we were clear the BT sponsorship investment would help us significantly improve the infrastructure of rugby in Scotland.

“I am delighted we can reward clubs with ambition to help create positive rugby experiences at a local level.”