Scottish Rugby can confirm today the Brewin Dolphin Girls’ finals will be played at Stirling County’s ground, Bridgehaugh on Sunday 30 March.
The flagship competition for youth girls’ rugby moves away from Murrayfield, along with Edinburgh Rugby matches and the announcement of RBS Finals Day earlier this week, in order that work can begin on the new pitch as soon as possible.
Stirling County who have helped Scottish Rugby host a number of representative fixtures in the past at Bridgehaugh, welcomed the news.
President Kevin Robertson, said: “We’re delighted to host Scottish Rugby's top tournament for girls' youth rugby, which is the culmination of national competition at Bridgehaugh.
Stirling County supports rugby at all levels, and over recent years we have developed our girls and women's rugby within the club.
“Our successful women's team, who haven risen through the leagues, currently play in the RBS Women’s Premier League. We have also hosted women's international and representative matches at Stirling.
“I’m sure all who visit Bridgehaugh later this month will enjoy our facilities and the tournament will be highly competitive and entertaining, a fitting showcase for the women's game.”
On the day, six trophies will be competed for with a Cup, Shield and Bowl up for grabs at under-18 and under-15 level. Exact timings of matches are yet to be confirmed.
Scottish Rugby’s head of clubs and schools, Nick Rennie, said: “We look forward to going to Stirling for this event and thank them for their hospitality. We take great pride in our event at Murrayfield and know that the members at Bridgehaugh will help make it just as special in a new venue.
Bridgehaugh is a fantastic venue, with a stand and a number of pitches, that lie in the shadow of the iconic Wallace Monument, which allows us to accommodate the six matches that will be played on the day.”