EDINBURGH RUGBY JOIN FORCES WITH THE FORCES
Edinburgh Rugby have enlisted the services of the Royal Scots Borderers (1 SCOTS) to add more firepower to the match-day experience at Murrayfield this season.
The exciting new partnership will bring another edge to the club’s home games as 1 SCOTS introduce army-inspired entertainment to the pre-match and half-time shows.
Supporters are encouraged to look out for everything from assault courses, infantry pipes and drums, and even some dramatic match-ball deliveries from the armed forces.
Managing Director, David Davies, said “We’re delighted that 1 SCOTS will be involved in our match day experience for the coming season.
“We are pleased to cement our relationship with our local regiment and provide some much needed down time for these brave lads when they are home from active service.”
As part of this new alliance, Edinburgh Rugby players supported a recent 1 SCOTS training session, to help them get fighting fit for a tour of a different nature.
The army men, who have recently returned from service in Afghanistan, were preparing to travel to the USA, as the battalion rugby team takes on other force XVs from across the Atlantic.
Speaking on behalf of the battalion, Platoon Commander and Rugby Officer, Lt Russell Macleod, said “We’re very excited at the development of our new relationship with Edinburgh Rugby.
“Many of our soldiers are recruited from this region and many have been fans of the club for years, so it’s great to see the club supporting the Army in Scotland and we hope that the relationship will grow stronger as we move forward.”