Welcome to Grange Rugby!

Grange Rugby


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Kilmarnock 


Grange Academy 

Buy your kit here!

For Fixtures please see www.grangerugby.co.uk (scroll down to the calendar)

To help keep you informed, we usually send out group texts about games and events etc. If your child will miss any sessions or is unable to take part for any reason, we would appreciate a text from you to Mr Houston’s work mobile as this helps us keep track of your kids! Similarly, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the School of Rugby programme, kit, fixtures or anything else, please get in touch.

Reporting for SOR happens at a different time to other subjects and will include information about fitness testing, Skills (Key National Themes) and general conduct.

We will run trips to see Scotland play in the Autumn Tests and the 6 Nations, as well as the Glasgow Warriors. I will send out the info and costs when I get the offers through.

We will also hold fundraising events that help to pay for the running of Grange Rugby, as well as being good fun, these are necessary provide the programme at its current level, and I hope you will support these.

There are 3 forms required before the first game on 8th September. These will be given out in August:

Rugby Consent form for the playing year
Participant screening medical questionnaire
Photo Consent form

As the new S1s adapt to life at secondary school and continue to learn about effectively building friendships, there is bound to be an occasional fall out. Please contact Mr Houston directly sooner rather than later if this is the case, as it makes it much easier to fix. We want to ensure everyone in the team has a happy time at Grange, and particularly with S1s, pupils sometimes need guidance to help them form good relationships, feel included and be respectful to each other.

Yours Sincerely,

Jamie Houston

Jamie Houston

Teacher of Mathematics / Head of Rugby

Grange Academy

Beech Ave,

Kilmarnock, KA1 2EW

W:    07766 246053

T:     01563 549988

E:     james.houston@eastayrshire.org.uk

Grange Rugby

Over the last 8 years, we have grown Grange Rugby  to include 6 teams and "Schools of Rugby" in S1, S2 and S3. Our aim is to promote a positive ethos and  help pupils develop the Values associated with the sport, namely Respect, Leadership, Achievement, Engagement, and Enjoyment.
We are delighted with the success of our club - we have players at district and even international level, but more importantly, we seen hundreds of youngsters gain confidence while improving their fitness, their inter-personal skills their team-working and leadership skills.
We have teams for;-

  • P6+7 boys and girls,

  • U15   Girls

  • S1    Boys

  • S2    Boys

  • U16  Boys

  • U18  Boys


Many of our pupils have become qualified as Rugby coaches, completing "Rugby Ready" training, "Youth Coaching Courses", and "Positive Coaching Scotland". Some have also gained Junior Sports Leadership or Community Sports Leadership Awards. These opportunities helps our youngsters build many of the skills and qualities that Further Education and Employers find attractive, such as leadership, communication and organisational skills etc.

Everyone is welcome:

  • We have inclusive teams which welcome pupils with additional support needs from Park School, and from other schools which do not offer Rugby.

  • It's never too late to start playing - recruitment never ends!

  • We always need to do fundraising and help with this is very welcome for players and non players.

  • We have strong links with Kilmarnock Rugby Club and our aim is to become a more community based club.

  • We also include parents and carers in many of our trips and their involvement, help and support is always greatly appreciated.


School of Rugby (S1-S3)
This is a programme designed to help our pupils engage with our school, develop their skills and values and improve their health and well-being. We focus on skills, fitness, team-building activities, health & nutrition and strength & conditioning. Pupils in S3 start to gain coaching qualifications too.
As part of the programme, behaviour and effort is tracked across the school and high standards are demanded for pupils to stay involved. The programme begins in S1 and p7 pupils are invited to apply for the programme and take part in trials in May and June. You can see the benefits of School of Rugby here.

Grange Rugby is run by a committee of Pupils and Staff. Part of their job is to help finance Grange Rugby through fundraising. We have sponsorship packages available and are delighted when local businesses and organisations can help us financially and endeavour to return good PR for our sponsors.

Any Questions?  

Please Contact;-

Mr Jamie Houston

Teacher of Mathematics/Head of Rugby/Extended Guidance

Grange Academy

Beech Avenue

Kilmarnock

KA1 2EW


01563 549988

(james.houston@eastayrshire.org.uk)