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A Legacy of Success

Established in 1857, Edinburgh University Rugby FC was one of the founding members of the Scottish Rugby Union and remains one of Scotland’s leading rugby union sides. The University has an impressive record in developing strong rugby teams, as well as players. EURFC has produced 72 young international players who have represented their national sides whilst still students playing for the Club.


EURFC has gone through a major transition in the past 4 years, and competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues against the likes of Loughborough and Durham Universities. Player numbers are higher than they have been for years, and the Club is beginning to attract players from some of the best rugby schools in the UK. With the provision of 10 coaches working with its 4 teams and the 1st XV receiving unparalleled assistance through strength and condition training and medical support, the University has made a significant commitment to maintain and build on the Clubs’ legacy for success.

Our Vision

With the investment made to infrastructure and coaching, the Club’s focus is now to its current and future rugby players. With sport increasingly professionalising, so does the pressure in time and costs to those wishing to compete at the highest level. This places a tremendous burden on our sports men and women wishing to attain success on the pitch. We believe that Edinburgh offers the best training ground for future stars of rugby and we want to encourage excellence both on and off the pitch. At EURFC we want to play our part in ensuring that every rugby player is given the opportunity to achieve their full sporting potential. The ‘Bedell-Sivright’ Scholarship Fund is the next step in ensuring that vision.

Edinburgh Team Huddle 2016 Varsity Match
David Bedell Sivright
1901 Edinburgh University Rugby Side

The Bedell-Sivright Scholarship Fund

Named after one of EURFC’s most illustrious alumni, David Bedell-Sivright, The Bedell-Sivright Scholarship Fund will be used to attract the best young talent to study and play rugby for The University of Edinburgh. Our aim is to train, develop and retain some of the finest rugby players in the country. The Fund will also help support current club players in times of hardship and promote community engagement. The Bedell-Sivright Scholarship Fund will:

Support 4 to 5 Performance Rugby Scholarships

To attract the best young talent in the UK to play and study at the University of Edinburgh and provide players with the opportunity to train in a professional manner whilst studying for a world class degree.

Provide Hardship Funds

Support for members of the performance squad struggling to manage their studies along with their training, competing and part-time work.

Further Community Engagement

Support community engagement and volunteering opportunities for EURFC members; helping to build their skills, abilities and attributes to the benefit of the wider society.

How you can help…

EURFC knows the importance of its supporters as ambassadors for the University. We also know that our past members have strong bonds with their teammates through challenges and successes they went through together both on and off the pitch. This tradition of togetherness is a common thread woven between every team, right back to that of Bedell-Sivright and before, and embodies the clubs greatest attributes - passion, performance, sportsmanship and heart.

We now ask past members, parents and friends to help establish The Bedell-Sivright Scholarship Fund to create a thriving rugby club and support the best rugby players, helping them to train and play to their full potential whilst studying to gain a world class degree at Scotland’s premier sporting University.

if you would like to make a contribution to The Bedell-Sivright Bursary Fund or would like further information, please contact:

Bedell-Sivright Scholarship Fund
Development & Alumni
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

Telephone: 0131 651 7131

100% of donations to The Bedell-Sivright Scholarship Fund will go to the Club and directly support our current and future stars of the pitch.