Our campsWe are passionate about developing the individual player and as such our coaches will tailor sessions to the needs, ability and age of each player to ensure they maximise their potential and enjoyment.
Return to Rugby!Sessions will follow the latest restrictions set out by Scottish Rugby within their Return to Rugby guidelines, and in line with current Scottish Government advice.
CoachingThe camp will be led by University of St Andrews Director of Rugby Scott Lawson and run by a team of highly qualified coaches who will provide exclusive elite level coaching in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment.
Director of RugbyScott Lawson Scott was appointed Director of Rugby at the University of St Andrews after an extensive international career playing for Scotland. He joined the University from Newcastle Falcons, bringing a wealth of experience playing Premiership rugby for over a decade. Scott started his rugby career at Biggar RFC, before earning a professional contract at Glasgow Warriors, spending four seasons playing in the Pro12 before a move to the Premiership, spending a season with Sale before moving to Gloucester Rugby for four years. He is a vastly experienced former Scotland international with 47 caps, which include a try-scoring performance in his team’s opening match of the 2007 Rugby World Cup while also appearing in the 2011 tournament. In addition to his playing commitments with Newcastle Falcons, Scott was Director of Rugby at National Two North Club Tynedale RFC, having previously been an Elite Specialist Skills Coach with Scottish Rugby. He was also part of the coaching team for the Scotland U20 squad during the 2019 Six Nations and Junior World Cup.
Coaching teamScott is supported by a hugely talented and highly qualified team of coaches who have a wealth of playing and coaching experience at international, professional and age grade level rugby. They all hold UKCC Level 2 and 3 qualifications and are continually developing their skill sets to be at the forefront of the modern game.
1st XV Backs CoachFormer Western Samoan international Quintan Sanft joined the coaching setup at Saints Rugby in 2018, where he took on the role of 1st XV Backs Coach. Sanft was born in Apia, the capital of Samoa but moved to New Zealand when he was a teenager. Honours soon came his way with appearances for the New Zealand schools, under-19 and under-21 sides, culminating in a contract with the New Zealand RFU. Looking to do something a little bit different in the summer off-season away from the New Zealand 7s circuit, Sanft moved to Scotland to play for Kirkcaldy in the national leagues. After a spell with Biggar Rugby Cub, he moved back to the Fife club in 2005 to take on the role of Player Coach. Representing Western Samoa in the early 2000s, his last against Scotland at BT Murrayfield, Sanft made a return to international rugby on the sevens circuit in 2004, and again in 2009 at IRB International Sevens events in London and Edinburgh.
Women’s 1st XV Lead CoachSarah Hogwood is the Scottish Rugby Development Officer for Dundee and Angus and the Assistant Development Officer at Perthshire Rugby. A UKCC Level 3 coach, Sarah leads the St Andrews Women’s 1st XV 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.
North-East Fife Rugby Development OfficerCallum was appointed as the North-East Fife Rugby Development Officer in October 2019. This exciting new position is jointly funded by St Leonards, the University of St Andrews, Scottish Rugby and Madras Rugby Club, with the aim of growing youth rugby in St Andrews. Callum’s role involves actively promoting the ethos of Scottish Rugby, creating a resource across North-East Fife to facilitate, deliver and support the development and sustainability of rugby programmes within local schools, the University and club environments. Prior to being appointed to the post, Callum, who is originally from Kirkcaldy, completed a BSC (Hons) in Sports Development and Coaching at Abertay University, and worked with both the Strathmore Community Trust in Forfar, making rugby inclusive and accessible to adults and children with autism and other disabilities, and Glasgow Life. His previous experience also includes over seven years as a volunteer coach with Kirkcaldy Rugby Wee Blues and captaining the Abertay University team in their 2018 Scottish Cup winning season. He continues to play with National 3 newcomers Strathmore Rugby Club.