Brewin Dolphin Deliver On Schools’ Cup Sponsorship

Newly appointed Scotland A assistant coach, Nick Scrivener, and Scotland A’s IRB Nations Cup winning stand-off, Ruaridh Jackson, launched the 2009/10 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup ball giveaway at Galashiels Academy today.

Jackson, a former Schools’ Cup finalist with Robert Gordons College in Aberdeen, enlisted the help of the school – whose under-18 side will take on Currie / Balerno tomorrow (Tuesday 17 November, kick-off 2pm) for a place in the quarter-final – to kick-off the initiative that will see six new rugby balls delivered to every competing school.

Newly appointed Scotland A assistant coach, Nick Scrivener, and Scotland A’s IRB Nations Cup winning stand-off, Ruaridh Jackson, launched the 2009/10 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup ball giveaway at Galashiels Academy today.

Jackson, a former Schools’ Cup finalist with Robert Gordons College in Aberdeen, enlisted the help of the school – whose under-18 side will take on Currie / Balerno tomorrow (Tuesday 17 November, kick-off 2pm) for a place in the quarter-final – to kick-off the initiative that will see six new rugby balls delivered to every competing school.

Speaking at the school just four days before Scotland A take on Tonga at the home of Gala rugby club, Netherdale (Friday 20 November, kick-off 7.30pm), Jackson said: “This initiative is a simple and great way of helping all of the participating schools in the competition, as it allows those new to rugby to cater for the increasing number of players interested in taking up the sport while giving the more established schools the chance to replenish old or tired equipment.”

Over 1500 rugby balls are to be distributed to more than 240 teams with each competing school – taking the donated total of training balls to more than 6500.

Marc Wilkinson, Senior Divisional Director at Brewin Dolphin said: “The ball give-away has become an annual event, and we look forward to seeing the schools benefiting from new equipment.

“Brewin Dolphin is committed to investing in the future of schools rugby and this is one way in which we can show added support to the schools taking part.”    

Brian Renwick, regional development manager for Borders and East Lothian, added: “Schools are always grateful to receive new kit. This year, more schools than ever in Scotland are benefiting from the partnership between Scottish Rugby and Brewin Dolphin and no doubt the balls will be put to good use.”

The final of both the under-15 and under-18 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup will be held on the international pitch at Murrayfield on Wednesday 20 January 2010.

For up to date fixtures and results go to www.scottishrugby.org/community and go to ‘schools rugby’.