​Scottish Rugby hosts the world’s largest game development conference

Reflecting on the event, Chris Martin, The Edinburgh Academy coach said: “It was great to be back with people from the world of rugby, seeing each other face to face rather than on a screen and learning from a range fantastic guests.

“I think as coaches we have a responsibility to develop ourselves no matter what level of game we support, so coming to the Game Development Conference allows us to learn from different people and environments.”

Chelsea Gillespie, Borders Rugby Referee Society match official added: “What a fantastic day we all had. I really enjoyed today’s sessions on refereeing, it gave me a lot to think about for next season on how I can develop and facilitate good rugby games.

“It was also nice to network with referees from other companies, making connections is really important and the conference allowed us to do that.”

Although the conference went ahead without change, delegates were asked to donate to support two of Scottish Rugby’s charity partners, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Murrayfield Injured Players Foundation. A total of £1,136 was raised for the event’s two charities.

All conference sessions will soon be available on the Scottish Rugby Online Training Centre, powered by Hive Learning.

Over 5,200 coaches and match officials from across Scotland are currently accessing the interactive resources of the online learning centre. For more information, please visit http://scottishrugby.org/training-hub