Partnering with Caledonian Thebans RFC

Following the success of sponsoring Reading Renegades for two years, we’re excited to share a new sponsorship, which is a joint effort between the Proud Network and our Edinburgh office.

The Thebans - which includes Fraser Borowski, Design Executive, in its squad and who discusses his personal pride in representing the team below - is an inclusive rugby club based near our Edinburgh office, providing specialist community rugby provision with a focus on the LGBT+ community. As an inclusive club, they don’t only focus on LGBT+ inclusion, but look at inclusion across the board; they are proactive in removing or mitigating barriers to playing rugby.

Fraser said: “Our firm’s sponsorship provides Caledonian Thebans RFC with coaching, kits, and updated equipment. The firm supports the development of a safe space for LGBTQIA+ people in Scottish rugby. As someone who struggles a lot with my mental health the support I get from the Thebans on and off the pitch has been life changing for me. So, for the firm to now be supporting the team feels amazing and I couldn’t be more thankful!”

Chair of our Proud Network, Michael Briggs said: “I’m so pleased that, once again, our Proud Network and the firm can continue to support and promote inclusivity in sport and recognise the LGBT+ sporting activities in and around our office network.”

About Caledonian Thebans

The Caledonian Thebans are Scotland's foremost inclusive rugby team. Since formation in 2002 they have been pushing boundaries on and off the pitch to provide a welcoming environment for anyone who wants to play rugby. 

They compete at all levels; from local league through to international tournaments and host an annual Rugby Clinic for members across the international rugby community.

The Caledonian Thebans are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment into which players of all levels of experience feel comfortable. Their goal is for everyone to enjoy rugby in a prejudice free environment, and they are proud of having a supportive, diverse and social team.

For more information about our Proud Network, please visit the network page on our website, or send an email the Proud network.


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