Livingston Rugby Club will benefit from the expertise of 13 times Scotland Women’s cap, Sarah Quick, as they look to grow the game of rugby, at all levels, in the town and the surrounding area.
Quick accepted her first full-time development officer (DO) post which is funded in a partnership between the local club, West Lothian Council and Scottish Rugby (supported by CashBack for Communities), at the beginning of September after spending two years with Heriot-Watt University as a part time DO.
A player for Murrayfield Wanderers Quick recently completed her degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Heriot-Watt and began coaching through Scottish Rugby’s SVQ programme (now known as a Modern Apprenticeship) in 2008/09.
She said: “I want to help, encourage and inspire kids to play for Scotland and get the girl’s team here back up and running again. Currently, there are 313 registered junior and youth players including nine girls between the midi-youth section and S1 age but after that there is no team to go to so it’s a case of getting a team above that level.
Livingston has a lot of potential and we already have a really strong youth section so I want to build the links between the local schools and the club so we can get as many players as possible involved with rugby.