Boroughmuir Rugby is leading the way when it comes to community sport, re-establishing itself as a Community Sports club in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Having reviewed the way in which the Club is operated, Meggetland-based Boroughmuir Rugby Club has gained charitable status – and has formed as a result, Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club
The Club, which was established in 1919, will continue to run with rugby at the heart of everything it does, but will have an increased focus on its community involvement and participation in other sports.
“Boroughmuir has always been a successful Rugby Club, with members committed to the running of the Club, and quality teams playing on the pitch each week,” said Bill Watson, chairman of the newly formed Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club.
“However, the time was right for a change in direction in the way we ran the Club, and for the evolution of Boroughmuir – and to ensure we remained successful for another hundred years – we felt we needed to expand our links with the community in which we operate and the other sports clubs based here at Meggetland.
As well as rugby, Meggetland plays host to many other sports clubs catering for cricket, hockey, football and rowing, BR&CSC is working closely with these clubs and the COMMUNITY Sports initiative to bring about improved community sports opportunities for the whole community
“With the success of Team GB in the Olympics and Paralympics, and the part that Scottish athletes played, now seems the perfect time to build on the legacy of the Games and encourage community participation in all kinds of sports,” continued Bill Watson.
“What was achieved in London (Olympics) has started a groundswell of public interest in all things sporting, and pushing the enjoyment and benefits of sport is something that we pride ourselves in here at Boroughmuir. “With our new Charitable status it opens the opportunity to play our part in accelerating the growth in sport and community participation here at Meggetland”.
“We’ve been working for the best part of the year to make sure we could become a Community Sports hub, and this is how we can make sure team sport at Meggetland thrives in the future.”