The Scottish Rugby Board and Council oversee the governance of rugby in Scotland, supported by the senior management and their departments.
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What is the Scottish Rugby Board?
The Scottish Rugby Board is responsible for the management of Scottish Rugby and also serves as the Board of Scottish Rugby Union Ltd. The Board comprises four non-executive directors, four representatives of the Scottish Rugby Council and up to four executive directors.
The Scottish Rugby Board is responsible for the ongoing management and operations of Scottish Rugby under powers delegated to it under the Bye-Laws. Its members also serve as the Board of Scottish Rugby Union Limited, comprising four independent non-executive Directors, four non-executive Directors nominated by the Scottish Rugby Council (one of the four being the President in his capacity as Chairman of the Council), and four executive Directors. The Vice-President is also entitled to attend Board meetings as an observer but is not entitled to vote. Executive Directors serve under the terms of their employment or service contracts. The independent non-executive Directors are appointed for terms of three years and would normally be expected to serve for a minimum of two terms. Appointment of the independent non-executive Directors is by the Board, on the recommendation of the Nomination Committee. The Council nominated non-executive Directors are appointed, or re-appointed as the case may be, by the Council after the AGM, when vacancies arise. Their terms in office vary.
Who is on the Scottish Rugby Board?
The Scottish Rugby Board comprises four non-executive directors, four representatives of the Scottish Rugby Council and up to four executive directors. To see who currently sits on the Board, visit the Scottish Rugby website: www.scottishrugby.org/about/our-people/scottish-rugby-board
What is the Scottish Rugby Council?
The Council’s responsibilities include reviewing the operational activity delegated to the Board, developing and fostering the game of rugby in Scotland, reviewing and advising on matters of policy and strategy and developing relationships within the game at both domestic and international levels. Council members support the various age grade and women’s national teams in an ambassadorial capacity.
Who is on the Scottish Rugby Council?
The Scottish Rugby Council is elected by the rugby clubs to monitor and oversee the operation of the Scottish Rugby Board. To see who currently sits on the Council, visit the Scottish Rugby website: www.scottishrugby.org/about/our-people/scottish-rugby-council
What is the Scottish Rugby Youth Panel?
The Youth Panel acts as a voice for young people within Scottish Rugby and enables members of the panel to inform the implementation and development of Schools and Youth programmes. The panel comprises of 16 members aged 14-20 years-old chosen through a selection process who are currently, or have been, involved with rugby both on and off the pitch. There are eight females and eight males on the panel, who form a wide geographical representation of Scotland. The panel will meet up to three times a year, with each young person serving for a term of two years.
All sports, including rugby, can be a really positive and fun experience for children. Scottish Rugby is committed to ensuring that all children feel safe, enjoy their rugby and are protected from harm.
We recognise that all adults involved in the coaching or supervision of children have a duty to safeguard their welfare. This duty extends to the prevention of physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any child and will be applied regardless of a child’s gender, race, religion, sexuality or disability.
Safeguarding in sport is not just about protecting children from others who may seek to harm them. A trusted coach or leader may be the person a child chooses to tell about something that is happening at home or outside sport. In either case, we all have a responsibility to act on concerns.
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From professional players to physiotherapists, from facilities to finance, every part of Scottish Rugby contributes to who we are and what we do. We are all passionate about inspiring Scotland through Rugby.
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