The capital city’s top young talent are set to benefit from a new £2.5million extension at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus, host and partner of the Fosroc Scottish Rugby Academy in Edinburgh.
Work began in the winter of 2015 on a new two-storey sports centre extension that will host a multi-use strength and conditioning gym, rehabilitation space and studio research facility.
As well as providing the academy players with a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art gym and rehab spaces – including a 30 metre running track on the ground floor – a second-level studio facility will provide an area where students and academic staff can undertake research projects.
The University already boasts one of the UK’s leading biomechanic labs, which includes an exercise physiology lab, and features an environment chamber that simulates altitude, humidity, and hot and cold conditions.
Stage three (full-time) players:
Connor Boyle (Watsonians Rugby), Matt Currie (Watsonians Rugby), Dan Gamble (Heriot’s Rugby), Sam Grahamslaw (Watsonians Rugby), Shaun Gunn (Southern Knights), Charlie Jupp (Heriot's Rugby), Scott King (Heriot's Rugby), Jack Mann (Heriot’s Rugby), Harry Paterson (Heriot’s Rugby), Cameron Scott (Boroughmuir), Dan Winning (Boroughmuir Bears).
Callum Anderson (George Heriot’s School), Ryan Daley (George Watson’s College), Sarah Denholm (Edinburgh University), Megan Gaffney (Watsonians), Angus Hoffie (George Watson’s College), Duncan Hood (Stewart’s Melville College), Nicola Howat (Edinburgh University), Michael Jones (Stewart’s Melville College), Cole Lamberton (Edinburgh Accies), Sarah Law (DMP Sharks), Fraser Macaslan (Royal High School), Liz Musgrove (DMP Sharks), Panashe Muzambe (Edinburgh University / Watsonians), Gregor Scougall (George Watson’s College), Annabel Sergeant (Heriot’s), Hannah Smith (Watsonians), Struan Whittaker (Edinburgh Accies), Patrick McVeigh (Heriot’s Rugby / Edinburgh University), Cameron Scott (Watsonians), Lisa Thomson (DMP Sharks), Robbie Simpson (Edinburgh Accies), Christian Townsend (Stewart’s Melville College), Molly Wright (Watsonians).
Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh City Council (Edinburgh Leisure)
Coaches and staff:
Graeme Beveridge, Jared Deacon, Gavin Dempsey, Alasdair Dickinson, Bryan Easson, Luke Magee, Colin Nash.