Sheila Begbie praises clubs’ response to COVID-19 crisis

Domestic rugby matches have been hindered by the coronavirus outbreak

Rugby clubs across Scotland have been praised for their collective response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Sheila Begbie, the Director of Rugby Development at Scottish Rugby, spoke yesterday (Wednesday) after the award of nearly £400,000 to clubs across the country from the Club Hardship Fund, created in March in the wake of the cancellation of the season amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. 

And Begbie said of club-land’s response: “This has been a really challenging time for all clubs, but the way that clubs have really galvanised themselves and worked with their communities has been really exceptional.”

She added that Scottish Rugby would do all it can to support clubs – 82 of whom received money from the Club Hardship Fund. 

“Things will change, but we will get through this and get back to the focus of their passion, which is rugby,” she said. 

“We’ll get there and get back to playing rugby as soon and safely as we possibly can.”

Image caption: Marr RFC, who led the Tennent’s Premiership before the cancellation of the season, are among the clubs to receive a grant from Scottish Rugby

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