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Club News

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.


2016 -2017 Season

As another season comes to a close here at Bishopton Rugby we take time to reflect what has come to pass over the course of the season.

There have been many key milestones particularly from within the youth section of the club that we hope will continue to expand next season.

As for the Seniors next season is one to look forward to with a new coach due to come in and also a new league structure to look forward to competing in.

With next season being looked forward to and lots of activities to be under take over the summer months (Some Pre-Pre-Season touch rugby anyone?) We take a look back on what the club achieved in the last year.


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.

Quiz Night – Sat. 15th Oct. 16 – 7:30pm

The waiting is over, the best Quiz Night at Bishopton Rugby Club is happening again!!! Whether you are the brain of Bishopton or just carry the drinks, rally your team mates for this years event of the season! Tickets are £5 to include a DJs and raffle. Don’t worry if you can’t get a team together, we can stick you with other like minded individuals and create a super team!

To keep your brains in tip-top condition, why not Bring Your Own Banquet, if you or your team mates require any food.

Any donations gratefully received for the raffle.

Book your space now contact Euan – click to email



Order Kit & Clothing

Bishopton merchandise orders

With thoughts of Santa now coming to our minds, we are working with our sportswear partner Provan Sports to have a web based shop for all your needs. The link will be added to the club Website shortly. In meantime an order form can be picked up from the Hub when you are down.

Some orders take time, so don’t leave this to the last minute, thanks.


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.

The smiles say it all!! – UPDATE

Well done to Rory and Callum. Bishopton RFC’s first ever players selected for the Glasgow Warriors U16 Academy. They played for Glasgow U16s through July and August against Caledonia, Edinburgh and Borders. Their next stage are some academy games in October for West v’s East which will form part of the selection process for Scotland U16 squad, good luck to you both.

We also give our warn congratulations to Peter Duncan (ex Bishopton) who has been selected for the Glasgow Warriors U17 Academy.

#‎WhereEveryPlayerCanBeGreat‬ ‪#‎MontheBish‬

New Junior Season – 2016/17

Season 2016-2017 is about to get underway!! The season will kick off with the ALL the junior sections on Sunday 14th August from 12 noon. It would be great to see lots of enthusiastic children keen to get stuck into another year of fun, action and a wee bit of competition. The coaches have a pile of new games and ideas, we have some great fixtures lined up and expectation is high for another fab year.

To get the season kicking off and to get back in to our Rugby, Bishopton Rugby club are holding a BBQ for all club members, parents and friends after the first minis / midis training and sign up session of the season.

At 1’clock we will have a club wide game of touch for all ages – including parents if they wish!! This will be followed by a BBQ, raffle and eating competition.

For this event we are looking to get all members of the club together, something that happens very rarely.

Please come along and suggest to any friends or family to head down to get a feel for what Bishopton Rugby Club has to offer. Time to show the world the size of what Bishopton RFC has become!!!

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