The Glasgow University Rugby Football Club is one of only a handful of sports clubs at the university to be awarded ‘development’ status. Development clubs are the top performing clubs at the university and gain special focus from both GUSA and the SRS.
When the GURFC gained the title of development status the aims and objectives of the club were:
- Improve the standard of rugby at the University of Glasgow
- Improve the number of people participating in rugby at the University of Glasgow.
- Improve the management of rugby through a more organised and structured rugby club committee to ensure that each section of the club is running as efficiently as possible.
- Improve the reputation and image of the club around campus and on the playing field.
Gaining development status has benefited the club hugely and it has created a solid platform to which further development can be easily implemented.
Benefits since becoming a development status club within the University of Glasgow:
- Enhanced coaching infrastructure and provision.
- Access to additional facilities.
- Official partnership created with RBS premiership side, Glasgow Hawks.
- Sports science intern linked to the club.
- Strength testing introduced to monitor our strength and conditioning programs.
- Nutrition and diet advice.
- Intensive ‘pre-season camp’ week
- Additional funding from the university.