Stirling County RFC is building a new purpose-built Strength & Conditioning facility at Bridgehaugh Park.

Stirling County RFC is building a new purpose-built Strength & Conditioning facility at Bridgehaugh Park.

This £92,000 infrastructure investment will provide an on-site facility to aid the physical development of the Club’s youth and senior players, and will support County’s Rugby Academy and player development programmes.

This project is being part-funded by a £46,000 grant by sportscotland, with the Club meeting the remaining 50% of the cost.

Construction is due to commence in June and is scheduled to take four months to complete and fit-out, with the new gym facility expected to be operational by early Autumn.

County President Kevin Robertson said: “The new strength and conditioning facility is an essential component of Stirling County RFC’s Rugby Development Plan, and a key infrastructure investment which will benefit players at all levels across our Club, improving their fitness and physical condition required to play the sport at the highest level of competition.

“County is rightly recognised as leading the development of age-grade players, and our new gym will also play a central role in taking forward our recently established Rugby Academy, which aims to further develop our youth players.

This project, which will replace our out-dated and restrictive gym room, will also benefit the wider development of the sport, linking in with Scottish Rugby’s new regional academies.” Commenting on the investment from the sportscotland Sport Facilities Fund, Louise Martin, Chair of sportscotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Stirling County RFC as they strive to provide improved facilities for their senior and youth players. sportscotland is committed to maximising the opportunities for children, young people, and communities to be involved in sport and this investment shows our commitment to help build a world-class sporting system for everyone in Scotland, which will inspire future generations to be the best they can be.” This new purpose built facility will provide over 150 sq. metres of additional space, which will house a range of strength and conditioning equipment, including multiple conditioning platforms for specific individual player development.

The new Strength & Condition Facility will be built adjoining the existing Sports Hall at Bridgehaugh, with a separate controlled entrance.