The St Andrews Rugby Camp programme returns this Summer for a week-long camp for boys and girls aged 8-16 years.

Summer Camp 2020

Sunday 2 – Friday 7 August 2020

  • Where: University Sports Centre
  • Who: Boys and Girls | Age 8 – 16
  • Price: £450.00 Residential | £250.00 Non-residential

Residential – Includes all coaching, five nights board, meals and evening entertainment.

Non-residential – Full week of training, including snacks and lunches. Optional later pick up for day participants is available, allowing them to stay for dinner and the evening social programme. Please contact us for further details and costs.

Sibling and group discounts – are available on request please contact [email protected] for more information.

What to expect

The camp will follow a structured programme designed and led by University of St Andrews Director of Rugby Scott Lawson. Scott offers a wealth of rugby knowledge and experience having gained 47 Caps for Scotland over a 15-year professional career.

Elite coaching
Advice on nutrition
Strength and Conditioning workshops
Video analysis 
Exclusive personalised St Andrews Rugby Camps kit
Team development challenges, competitions and prizes
International Player appearances


St Andrews has long been a favoured training destination of many professional rugby teams including Gloucester, Edinburgh and Newcastle Falcons. Our most recent visitors, the Scottish National team, are also regular users of our facilities. With St Andrews being a regular training camp venue, you might get a glimpse of your rugby heroes in action.

Coaching team

A team of highly qualified coaches and specialist University staff, will support Scott throughout the camp to ensure rugby development is at the forefront, whilst also catering for the pastoral needs of all involved.

Our coaches are continually developing their skill sets to be at the forefront of the modern game and hold UKCC level 2 and 3 qualifications.

The camp will be underpinned by best coaching practice as outlined in Scottish Rugby’s technical blueprint, and will utilise the RFU’s CARDS philosophy.

Most importantly, we aim to provide our exclusive elite level coaching in a fun and enjoyable environment.

Quintan Sanft is a vastly experienced former Samoan international, who as well as being St Andrews 1st XV backs coach is also Head coach of local side Kirkcaldy.

Sarah Hogwood is St Andrews Women’s 1st XV lead coach and full-time development officer, and brings her specialised knowledge of the Women’s game both at senior and age grade level, alongside her expertise in coaching regional academy sides.

Social programme

Rugby is an incredibly social sport and can take you around the world to meet new people, so our social programme is just as important as the rugby. Options for our evening activities include rock climbing, badminton, tennis, yoga and Zumba, beach BBQ.

With players from different countries attending camp, this is a great opportunity to meet new individuals from across the world and make friends for life.


Through our comprehensive residential package, children from all over the world can get the chance to live on our vibrant university campus while combining it with playing a sport that they love.

Players will stay in single rooms in David Russell Apartments and get a feel for the independence that University can bring. This modern 3-star accommodation, boasts en-suite shower rooms with a double bed and a TV, plus a shared open-planned social area. 

The development boasts a restaurant and a number of large social spaces, which will be used for meals (all food is included) and the evening programme throughout the week.

Contact us

For more information or to register your interest please contact: 

Scott Lawson (Director of Rugby)
[email protected] 

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