Category: Coaching

New Head Coach

We are delighted to announce that our new Head coach for Season 2017-18 will be Robbie Stewart, assisted by Franklin Clark.
Robbie Stewart is a Level 3 qualified coach with playing experience with Kilmarnock and Irvine in National League rugby. Robbie has coached at Kilmarnock, Cambuslang and Hillhead and is very much looking forward to getting started with the challenge at Bishopton.

Franklin Clark, has playing experience with Kilmarnock and Clarkston/GHA in National League rugby. He is a Level 2 qualified coach with particular expertise in set piece and forward play. Like Robbie he is keen to make a big impact at Bishopton and is eager to getting started with pre-season training.

We look forward to formally welcoming both to Pre Season training on Tuesday 11th of July at 7.15pm.

All existing players, see you all at Holmpark Tuesday.

Anyone looking for a new club, to return to the game or just looking to try rugby are welcome to come along. We hope to welcome you to The Bish!

This season promises to be an very exciting one for Bishopton RFC and we hope to see you all at Holmpark soon.



Bishopton Rugby Club are seeking a new Head Coach for the coming season. We have a young First XV and we are looking for someone to help develop their consistency and skills within a positive team spirit.

We have a strong community club ethos, with a thriving and constantly expanding junior Section. We are also supporting our local High School, to become a School of Rugby. With the housing development of a further 3,500 homes being built in the village over the coming years, we are working within the community to ensure a new 21st century Sports and leisure facility is built, with a 3G World Rugby pitch at its heart. There clearly is a lot of potential in Bishopton and we are looking for someone to help maximise this over the coming years.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead our Senior Rugby coaching team
  • Develop the skills of the players
  • Attract and recruit new players
  • Develop a high performance team by running challenging, active and effective coaching sessions.
  • Liaise with partners and schools to strengthen links
  • Undertake coach development with other club coaches
  • Be present at all coaching sessions and games
  • Attend coaching/committee meetings
  • Ensure there is a consistent approach to player management and selection
  • Communicate with all male players regarding selection, arrangements for matches, training schedules, etc.


Candidate Requirements

  • Applicants should hold IRB Rugby Right plus UKCC Level 2 Qualification.
  • Candidates, currently working towards Level 2 will be considered.
  • Show commitment, drive and ambition which will command respect within the club.
  • We will consider both experienced coaches and players looking to move into a Player/Coaching role with a proven playing track record.

The position is a voluntary role, however reasonable expenses will be considered by the Management committee.

If you are interested in this role call Andy Jackson for a preliminary discussion on 07894906967 or email your rugby CV to

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2017.

Your club needs coaches

Junior Coaches

Interested in coaching? We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out with the coaching, both on a weekly or just an occasional basis when time allows. If you feel you would like to join us in this very rewarding venture then please let us know and we will arrange the necessary coaching courses!

Your club needs sponsors

New U15 Strip Sponsor

With us now fielding several junior teams, we require to purchase a new strip for the U15 team. We are looking for anyone who knows of or wants to sponsor the U15 team. We are also very grateful for any donations so that we can get this strip for the team. Sponsorship could be large or small, as we can add smaller sponsor logos to the sleeves leaving the main one on the front.

This season we also have a large number of away trips, not only for the 1st XV but also for the U16 / U15 and U14 teams. This additional travel will be met by the club, so any additional sponsorship or donations would be greatly received. You might also consider joining the main Sports and Social Club through the Rugby Section. This gives you access to the main club and the use of its facilities for just £40 per year.



Your club needs you

Match Day Volunteers

This year as with all previous we would like to keep all junior rugby free of charge. This requires us to make additional funds through tuck-shop, merchandise and social events. We would like to ask if anyone could help volunteer on Sunday’s during training and especially matches to help with the tuck-shop and food stalls. If you are interested then please contact us on Sunday.


Coaching Review – 2013/14

I would like to set up a Coaches curry evening to review last season from all age groups of the club, assess our Long Term player development structure against this and agree coaches for next year, all over a curry and a beer.

Thinking of doing this on Wednesday 25th of June, in the club.

Can you please let me know your availability?



Bishopton Rugby Awards – 2013/14

It’s that time of year – the much anticipated Bishopton Rugby awards for season 2013/14 will be presented at the Annual Dinner on April 26th, we need your nominations!

Last year the electronic survey worked well so this year we are repeating it – please take a minute to click through to the following link (surveymonkey) to cast your vote. If you have already participated through either the Facebook or the website links then there is no need to repeat the survey.

Voting Now Closed


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SRU – Communication: 24 Jan14


Further to the recent communication regarding the introduction of Non Verbal commands by the referee at the throw in to the scrum, Scottish Rugby has reviewed the the process as described by the IRB and following feedback from a number of sources now instruct clubs, schools and all referees to implement the following change with immediate effect:

For ALL rugby played at U18 and below the referee will make use of the verbal command “yes 9” when instructing the scrum half to throw the ball into the scrum. The engagement procedure remains unchanged – “ Crouch – Bind – Set”

Should you have any questions regarding this amendment please contact your local RRDM in the first instance.

Caledonia – Bob Easton –
Glasgow – Andrew Macpherson –
Borders – Iain Heard –
Edinburgh – Colin Brett –

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SRU – Communication: 13 Dec13


Scottish Rugby statement

Scottish Rugby has been made aware of approaches made to young players in the Grampian region, via email, from an organisation purporting to be Aberdeenshire Rugby.

We would like to assure all clubs that this is totally unconnected with Scottish Rugby, or indeed Aberdeenshire RFC, and that the matter is now in the hands of the police. We will be assisting the Police in their investigation in all ways we can, but would ask all clubs and schools to be vigilant and let us know immediately of any similar approaches to young players via social media.

Scottish Rugby has a long-established system of identifying young players through our network of clubs and schools, the Club Development Officers network and our Regional Academy Coaches, and this process starts when players are in the S2 age group.
Should any of your young players be approached by email by ‘Aberdeenshire Rugby’ or and other agency asking for personal details, we would advise them to immediately notify their parents, their clubs and the police.


We’re currently compiling the next edition of TEAMtalk – Scottish Rugby’s grassroots publication that’s sent to all clubs and is available online. We’d love to hear from you about any developments in your club, good news stories, awards or good practice that you’d like to share. Any photos would be most welcome, too – hi res and sent as attachments, preferably. Please forward any material to by 5 January 2014.

December RBS Club Awards Nominations

If you believe someone deserves to be credited for all the extra hours and hard work they put into your club, whether on or off the pitch, why not show your appreciation by nominating them for the Scottish Rugby and RBS; Club, Volunteer or Try of the Month?

Placing your nomination for this month’s club, volunteer or try, is quick and easy to do. Simply follow this link nominations and give some basic detail on the reasons why you think a certain individual or group deserves recognition.

For the RBS Try of the Month award, we will also need some footage of the score.

The closing date for December’s awards is Tuesday 31 December 2013, so get your nominations in before it’s too late.

Each month for the Club Volunteer award, we identify a specific role within the club environment for nomination. For the December award, we want you to put forward a key fundraiser in your club. If you feel they’re worthy of a mention, we want to hear from you.

For December’s RBS Try of the Month award winner, there are two tickets for a home international match up for grabs. The tickets will be awarded to the try scorer and the person who submits the footage.

All monthly winners will be in with a chance of picking up the RBS Club, Club Volunteer or Try of the Season awards at the annual Club Awards Dinner at Murrayfield in May 2014.