Individuals Valuing Each other Regardless of Skin, Intellect, Talent or Years
Founded in 2010 Trust Rugby International (tri) is a proactive, Scottish based charity, whose goal is to bring individuals and communities together through the game of rugby. Unlike other organisations, who use the non-contact version of the sport to involve people with learning disabilities, we believe all players can be enabled to participate to their full potential. Through hard work, we have established several fully unified, full contact rugby teams.
What we DO
Most people think rugby is about people running about, bashing into each other over a ball. However at Trust Rugby International (tri) we take a different view: To us, Rugby is a team game, that, by engaging in key values, creates an exhilarating and fulfilling activity and thus provides an outlet for individuals who wouldn’t normally be engaged in sport.
We founded tri to proactively tackle any limiting assumption that would prevent individuals, communities and cultures coming together to just try Rugby. We exploit unified rugby as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of participants, fostering confidence and social skills, and splintering any barriers that still persist around illnesses that are not always visually apparent.
Since June 2012 we have pioneered unified rugby in Scotland in partnership with NHS Ayrshire and Arran as well as the Scottish Government, and have established Scotland’s first fully unified full contact rugby club, where players with and without learning disabilities or difficulties train, play and compete on the same team.
Founder & Development Director
What we Can offer
Promoting and encouraging an appreciation of equality, diversity and social integration by supporting personal development through rugby.
“We would like to wish The Clan the best of luck for their upcoming event, and congratulate them as players and as a team for the progress they have made. I would also like to congratulate tri Rugby on their success in establishing unified rugby, and we look forward to supporting this excellent programme moving forward.”
Neil Carrie, Partnership Projects Manager, Scottish Rugby
“I have witnessed lives being transformed through the game of rugby both on and off the pitch.”
Dr Helen Lynn, Clinical Director, Learning Disability Service,
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Get in Touch
Scottish Charity Number : SC041354
Unit 217 | The Briggait | 141 Bridgegate | Glasgow | G1 5HZ
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