Established in 1972, Crieff and Strathearn Rugby Club offers men, women, youths, and minis opportunities to play rugby for both fun and at a competitive level. We are proud to announce the renewal of our sponsorship with Crieff Rugby Club, for both the men’s 1st XV women’s 1st XV team.
Rugby culture is woven into the DNA not only Scottish culture, but also that of the distillery, with ex-Scotland player Ruaridh Jackson being the Private Client Manager, and a number of members of the distillery team partaking in training at the Crieff Rugby Club.
“The Glenturret loves rugby & Crieff, so supporting our local rugby team was already a great fit for us, that being said, amateur sports teams are a crucial part of the fabric in a local community, and the effort that goes into protecting this community benefit is significant. We are proud to support such a hard-working group of volunteers, coaches and players, we look forward to seeing what happens with this fun collaboration in the coming season.”
John Laurie, The Glenturret Managing Director
Crieff and Strathearn Women’s team was formed in 2019 and is a development side currently playing in the Scottish Rugby Aspiring league, which allows those newer to the game to build match experience before progressing to the Caledonia leagues.
“The Crieff and Strathearn women have really enjoyed the support that the Glenturret distillery has provided us. We have had Whisky tasting experiences and Ruaridh Jackson supported our Women’s Rugby Open Day with specialist skills training in the summer. women’s and girls’ rugby is growing across Scotland, and we want to provide the same opportunities to the local community to benefit physically, mentally, and socially from rugby. We are excited by the support from The Glenturret and look forward to expanding our partnership and working closely together."
Jackie McConville, Women’s 1st XV Captain
"We are delighted to be deepening our partnership with The Glenturret Distillery. We have worked together closely over the last 3 years, and they have supported a number of important initiatives. Including the women section in our latest agreement is a significant milestone. The role the distillery plays in supporting local community groups is massive and we are very grateful to The Glenturret for recognising the importance of growing the women and girls’ game in Scotland, specifically in local rural communities. We share many of the same values as organisations and we plan to build on the support from The Glenturret to be more active in our community and act as a force for good."
Trystan Powell, Club President Crieff and Strathearn Rugby Club