The new Scotstoun Stadium is the training venue of the Glasgow Warriors. It has Glasgow’s first 3G synthetic rugby pitch as well as two grass rugby pitches, an indoor 100m track, a state-of-the-art strength & conditioning suite, video analysis, physiotherapy, and medical facilities.

The Palace of Art is home to the West of Scotland Institute of Sport. The Academy players use this as a base for all strength and conditioning programmes.


There are several high level coaches operating in Glasgow with 3 Glasgow based coaches involved in international level competition.


The Glasgow Warriors is one of 2 Scottish professional rugby teams that compete against Europe’s finest in the Magners League and Heineken Cup Competitions. They play their home games Firhill Stadium, the home of Partick Thistle Football club.

In addition to the Warriors, Glasgow has a number of other rugby clubs that compete at the highest level in Scotland. There are 7 clubs from Glasgow competing at various levels notably Glasgow Hawks, the most successful amateur team in recent years. The Hawks compete in Premier Division 1, while Hillhead, Jordanhill and Cartha Queen’s Park compete in the lower Premier leagues.

High performance programmes in or around Glasgow

Scottish Rugby’s National Academy selects players primarily from performances in age-group international, district, club and school matches focusing on players who have the potential to develop to become influential in the pro-game and beyond. Selections also reflect the positional needs of the Scottish professional teams.

Scottish Rugby’s Player Pathway Identifies and develops players of potential to perform to the highest standard and gain induction into Scottish Rugby’s National Academy supported by the Area Institutes of Sport or contracted to Scottish Rugby.

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