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Haddington RFC and Scottish Rugby Union Award

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1155: tabled on 19 April 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Haddington RFC on being awarded Community Club of the Season in the East Region by the Scottish Rugby Union; understands that the team were recognised for outstanding contribution to the sport and local community, with their inclusive rugby opportunities, local gardening projects and fundraising over the course of the year; notes that Haddington RFC have been especially focused on supporting young people into rugby and now have over 150 players playing regularly in their minis section at the club and 100 participating in the School of Rugby partnership with Knox Academy, including a growing number of girls; praises the Minis, aged 5 to 11 years old, on planting bulbs as part of the Blooming Haddington project; commends the fundraising efforts of Haddington RFC for raising £14,000 in 2021-22 through a number of challenges and virtual events for a range of charitable causes including My Name'5 Doddie Foundation, Wooden Spoon charity; further notes that they are a co-founder and leading donors for Bloody Rugby which raises awareness of blood cancer in the rugby community; acknowledges that the club will be fitting a defibrillator and cabinet to the club house in April to support the whole community who use Neilson Park; and wishes everyone involved in the club the very best of luck with their futures and any future fundraising efforts.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.