Stirling County RFC opened its impressive new purpose-built Strength & Conditioning facility at Bridgehaugh Park.

This £92,000 infrastructure investment provides 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 was part-funded by a £46,000 grant by sportscotland, with the Club meeting the remaining 50% of the cost.

Scottish Rugby’s Director of Rugby Scott Johnson, who performed the opening ceremony, stated “I would like to congratulate Stirling County on the completion of this impressive project. It is great to see clubs at every level being able to enhance their facilities in this way to benefit the development of both current players and those coming into the game in the future. I have no doubt a lot of hard work and time went into raising the funds and developing the partnerships needed to make it happen. I hope it helps the club achieve its objectives on and off the pitch.”

This new purpose built facility provides over 150 sq. metres of additional space, and houses a range of state-of art strength and conditioning equipment, including multiple conditioning platforms for specific individual player development.

County President John Wright 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 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.”

The building was designed by local civil engineering consultants Campbell of Doune Ltd., and constructed by Scot-Steel Buildings Limited from Forfar.

Attending the opening event were representatives from Scottish Rugby, local MSP Bruce Crawford and gym designer Hugh Campbell.

Attached Photo shows: Stirling County RFC President John Wright with Scott Johnson (Scottish Rugby’s Director of Rugby) and Stewart Milne (County’s Rugby Development Officer) in new strength and conditioning facility at Bridgehaugh Park