Youth Development Initiative

During the year under review, the club set about raising funds for the specific purpose of recruiting a Youth Development Officer (YDO). The role of the YDO will be to promote and deliver training in the sport of Rugby Union at schools within the Highland Perthshire catchment areas. The club raised £11,100 at a gala dinner and a further £3,500 has been donated by individuals and local community organisations towards this aim. We are very grateful to all of our donors and in particular to the Griffin Community Fund, which has committed to providing £25,000 over the next three years. The club has transferred £2,500 of its own general funds towards the financing of this initiative.

I am delighted to report that the club has now secured sufficient funding commitments to enable us to appoint a YDO, and that Morven Rough has agreed to take up the role of YDO for an initial period of 24 months, commencing in March 2020.

Laurie Dempster


30th June 2020