SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship returns for 2022

22/02/2022

Schools’ rugby is back at the home of Glasgow Warriors this February and March, with the SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship making its long-anticipated return to Scotstoun Stadium.

A total of 20 schools, from Glasgow, the West and Caledonia, with over 800 young people participating, are set to take part in the competition run by Glasgow Warriors and its Official Community Partner, SP Energy Networks. 
 
This is the fifth year we have partnered with Glasgow Warriors to support the Championship, which aims to improve access to grassroots level rugby whilst teaching valuable life skills like team working, leadership and communication skills, and promoting healthy living across the communities they serve.
 
GW SPEN championship launch
 
The 2022 championship runs over eight weeks from Tuesday 22 February and will culminate in the final at Scotstoun Stadium in May. 
 
More on the competition structure can be found on the Glasgow Warriros website.
 
Frank Mitchell, CEO of SP Energy Networks, said: “We’re celebrating the fifth year of the SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship this year and I’m delighted to see the schools back on the pitch after two years of virtual grassroots rugby engagement.
 
“This is an amazing opportunity for young people to get active and find out more about career opportunities in sport and engineering. The Championship not only promotes effective teamwork and mental health awareness, but also helps to remove barriers demonstrating that both rugby and engineering are for everyone. 
 
“Our communities are at the heart of everything we do, so I’m glad that we’re able to promote healthy lifestyles and support the next generation of rugby stars and engineers through this programme and beyond.”
 
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship at Scotstoun Stadium once again this season. 
 
“The past two years have been difficult for all of us as we have dealt with the pandemic, particularly with there being less opportunities to play rugby at grassroots. 
 
“Being able to encourage healthy living to youngster across Glasgow, the West and Caledonia through rugby is a pleasure and a key part of the culture we are creating at Glasgow Warriors. 
 
“Over the next few weeks many young people from schools across Scotland will try rugby for the very first time and it is our hope that this championship is only the beginning of their rugby journeys.”

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