Trust Rugby International
Trust Rugby International (TRI) is officially Scotland’s first registered unified rugby club, having been made an associate member of Scottish Rugby in May 2013. Unified rugby is a version of the full contact game that brings together those with learning disabilities and non-disabled players in the same team, promoting equality, diversity and social inclusion through participation in the game.
TRI’s aim is to improve health and well-being by increasing physical activity and improving access to sports for people with learning disabilities. This is accomplished by working to overcome the barriers that prevent people from accessing and benefiting from quality coaching and sustainable personal development. Jamie Armstrong, the founder of TRI, won the Spirit of Rugby Award at the 2018 World Rugby Awards.
TRI has expanded with clubs, known as Clans, across Scotland. Raeburn Place was the regional hub for the Edinburgh Clan until the start of building works in 2019, when the temporary lack of suitable facilities meant they had to relocate. RPF fully supports TRI and the Edinburgh Clan and will endeavour to provide suitable access for them to return to Raeburn Place as soon as possible after the site has been handed back to us by the building contractor.
This short video interview with Ciaran Armstrong, a TRI coach, briefly explains what TRI does and the benefits to those involved: