Currie and Strathendrick achieve PCS accreditation

Currie and Strathendrick are the latest of 23 clubs to achieve Bill McLaren Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) accreditation.

Edinburgh club Currie, are the second RBS Premiership club to have achieved the award, following in the footsteps of league winners Melrose.

Currie receive their PCS award

Currie’s PCS programme leader Martin Craig, said: “Right from the off-set, we at Currie decided that we wouldn’t look to PCS just as a programme to develop our youth section, yet to develop the whole club, in helping to deliver our one club-one vision ethos.

“The Positive Coaching Scotland programme has helped us set new goals for our coaching and communication infrastructures, which will help sit the club back at the heart of the community, both on a sporting and social front.

“The club is 44 years old this month and I’m sure that with the help and continued support of the PCS team we will be around for a lot longer.”

Strathendrick, whose first XV currently compete in West Regional League Division 2, have also achieved PCS accreditation, crediting the hard work of their strong volunteer core for their success.

Club president Jamie Millar, said: “It was an honour to have Alan and Linda Lawson [Director’s of the Bill McLaren Foundation] visit the club. They are an integral part of the Scottish rugby family and are fantastic ambassadors for the game, its values and its ethos.

“Strathendrick is delighted to have achieved PCS accreditation to reinforce and enhance the club’s core values, ethos of self-discipline, self-awareness and self-improvement.

“The values of PCS provide a unifying objective for all involved with Strathendrick to achieve in rugby whether they are players, coaches, parents or supporters.”

Strathendrick receive their PCS accreditation

The Positive Coaching Scotland programme in association with The Bill McLaren Foundation operates as a partnership between sportscotland, the Winning Scotland Foundation, the Bill McLaren Foundation and Scottish Rugby and has the main aims to build and sustain a strong and positive rugby culture in order to develop young rugby players and young people through the sport.

This programme forms part of sportscotland’s national roll-out of the Positive Coaching Scotland programme through governing bodies and local authorities.

Currie and Strathendrick join Melrose, Irvine, Dundee Wasps, Alloa, Berwick, Bishopton, Cartha Queen’s Park, Caithness, Dunfermline, Duns, Ellon, Forrester, Highland, Hillfoots, Langholm, Lasswade, Lochaber, Mull, Peebles, Perth and Stew-Mel Lions.