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Along with the Rugby Club's charity work, the Community Outreach Program, in partnership with SportScotland, Active Schools, Fife Rugby and Saints Sport sees members from Saints Rugby coach after school rugby in the local primary schools for 6 weeks.




SPONSORS



TRADITION - COMMITMENT - ENJOYMENT- CULTURE - CHAMPAGNE



ALDI

CLUB SPONSOR

"ALDI is one of the leading supermarket chains in the UK with over 500 stores throughout the country, offering award winning products, plus fantastic savings on everyday grocery shopping.

ALDI has previously won the Grocer of the Year 2013 Award and a total of eight gold and ten silver award wins at the Grocer Own Label Awards 2014 and was the first ever retailer to win Which? Best Supermarket at the Which? 2013 Awards for two years running
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Alliance Trust

OFFICIAL SCOTTISH VARSITY MATCH SPONSOR

"Alliance Trust PLC is a self-managed investment company with investment trust status. With headquarters in Dundee, Alliance Trust PLC has been investing since 1888 and is among the largest generalist UK investment trusts by market value listed on the London Stock Exchange. As at 30 June 2013 we had net assets of nearly £2.8bn."

Nutrition X

OFFICIAL NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENT SUPPLIER

"Nutrition X is a Sports Nutrition brand that have all products ‘HFL Tested’ to ensure that athletes competing in regular sport are taking; accredited, safe and recognised nutritional products. The products have been formulated by some of the top nutritionists in the UK and are designed for athletes participating in regular sport and training."

All club members are entitled to 30% off all purchases on the Nutrition X website (contact David Ross for discount code) or can purchase products from the Sports Centre reception.

O'Neills

OFFICIAL KIT SUPPLIER

"O’Neills was founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of Gaelic Footballs and it is now the largest Sportswear manufacturing Company in Ireland.

We are a vertically integrated manufacturing Company. We convert yarn into fabric in our modern Knitting and Dyeing Plants, which is transferred to our Print and Sewing Units where it is made into garments. Our ability to manufacture from our own fabrics allows us to specially design garments to meet the short delivery dates dictated by the market.

Champions currently wear our garments across a wide range of sports including Gaelic Games, Soccer, Rugby, Boxing, Basketball, Athletics, Special Olympic Athletes, Hockey, and Netball.
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St Andrews Student Storage

SPONSOR

"As well as offering student services we also offer commercial and household removals, we have a full range of storage facilities available to our customers! We are a growing company in the Tayside and Fife areas.

Our services include: student storage, domestic and commercial movers, from single items to full house relocation, shipping goods from country to country
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St Andrews Dental Care

SPONSOR

"We offer a full range of Dental treatments in an established, yet modern, environment, located in the beautiful town of St Andrews, Fife.

At St Andrew’s Dental Care and Implant Clinic we are pleased to offer a full range of cosmetic dental treatments and facial aesthetic procedures including tooth whitening, veneers, Botox and dermal fillers.
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Sandy's Bar

WOMEN'S TEAM SPONSOR

"Located in the University of St Andrews Student Union, Sandy's Bar has a traditional pub feel about it, with big leather Chesterfield sofas that you can sink into while enjoying a pint of real ale and watching the sport.

In Sandy's Bar you will find local bottles of beer, and a real ale on tap, and the bar has been decked out with all the necessary electronics to put on small music events; if interested in booking the space, get in touch with the DoES at doserv@st-andrews.ac.uk.
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The University of St Andrews has developed the most advanced Rugby program in Scotland which offers student athletes a range of coaching, training and support opportunities, allowing them to excel in their sporting achievements. Sport at St Andrews fosters a healthy relationship between athlete and student. The results are undeniable: our athletes graduate with a world class education and national and international sporting success. With excellent facilities, a Full time Director of Rugby and a club history steeped in the foundations of the game, there is nowhere better in Scotland.




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PERFORMANCE SPORT

The Men's Rugby Club is one of four Focus Clubs within the University which means they receive support from the Department of Sport and Exercise ranging from fitness testing to educational seminars relating to improving performance in sport.

RUGBY UNION PROGRAM

The University of St Andrews has developed the most advanced rugby program in Scotland which offers student athletes a range of coaching, training and support opportunities, allowing them to excel in their sporting achievements.

FACILITIES

The rugby pitches at University Park in St Andrews are the home of Saints Rugby and renowned across the country as amongst the finest in Scotland. A fully floodlit training pitch is complemented by the new fully floodlit Rugby 4g pitch, one of only two in Scotland.

COMMITTEE

The Rugby Club is run by two student committees, one for Men's Rugby and one for Women's Rugby, both of which are responsible for the club's off field management and both led by a full time Director of Rugby, David Ross.

ADMISSIONS

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

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1858 CLUB

The University of St Andrews RFC is proud to announce the creation of a supporters club, the 1858 Club, which enables alumni, friends and family the chance to invest in the future of rugby at St Andrews and provide the very best facilities, training and experience for future students.

HISTORY

Rugby has been played in St Andrews for over 150 years, since the rugby club's foundation in 1858. A founder member of the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), the club was the nursery of Scottish rugby football in the 1860s and the birthplace of 'passing' the great feature of the back game.

HALL OF FAME

In 1871 three St Andrews students represented Scotland in the first ever international rugby fixture against England. In total, the club has produced 22 international rugby players who between them have gained 150 caps, including 4 British and Irish Lions and 8 Barbarians.

PAST CAPTAINS

Captaining The Saints is a huge honour for any student coming to study and play rugby in St Andrews. In 1986, the role of captain was split in two for the first time, with off field duties assigned to the Club Captain leaving the 1st XV Captain to concentrate on the club's on field performances.

150TH ANNIVERSARY

In 2008, the club celebrated 150 years of rugby in St Andrews with a special week of events which saw the South Africa Rugby Legends take on the Scottish Legends on University Park, a coaching clinic for local kids and culminated in the Sesquicentennial Alumni Dinner.

Scottish Varsity Match
St Andrews 7s
Saints Rugby Squads
Outreach
Sponsors

SCOTTISH VARSITY MATCH

The Scottish Varsity Match between the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh takes place every year in London, following the inaugural match back in 2011 and dates back more than 150 years predating the annual Oxford versus Cambridge Match.

ST ANDREWS 7s

Since its inception in 1970, the St Andrews Seven-a-side Tournament has grown to become the largest student run 7s in the UK, with teams from around the country returning to University Park at the end of April each year to fight for the historic Drummond Trophy or Stanley Plate.

SQUADS

The club turns out three Men's teams and one Women's team on a Wednesday in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships. Men's and Women's 1st XV squads play in the Premier 1A leagues, and participate in the BUCS Cup competition, with the Men's 2nd and 3rd XV squads in the lower tiers

OUTREACH

Along with the Rugby Club's charity work, the Community Outreach Program, in partnership with SportScotland, Active Schools, Fife Rugby and Saints Sport sees members from Saints Rugby coach after school rugby in the local primary schools for 6 weeks.

SPONSORS

The University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club is very grateful for the kind and generous support of sponsors KPMG, Alliance Trust, Kukri and Nutrition X. Click on the link below to find out more about our sponsors and the sponsorship opportunities available.

ALDI
Alliance Trust
Nutrition X
O'Neills
St Andrews Dental Care

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