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The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse

Why we need your help

Who Are We

Deeside Rugby is a family orientated community rugby club based in Banchory, Aberdeenshire with a catchment area covering the Dee and Don valleys.  We were formed 42 years ago as Aboyne RFC with a senior team and have grown to offer rugby to all ages (both male and female) from age 5 upwards.  With the move to new purpose built pitches in Banchory in 2011, the name was changed to reflect the wider catchment area of members.

In February 2017 we converted the members’ club organisation into a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO – SC047171) as part of our organisational and funding strategy.

We currently have an adult 1st XV; boys junior age group teams at U13, U14, U15, U16 & U18; girls junior squad training from U13 – U18 who play as part of the Grampian Girls team; and boys and girls mini and micro teams in all the Primary 1 – 7 age groups.

Overall we have over 200 playing members and with coaches and other non-playing members we have an active membership list of over 250.

Current Facilities

In 2011 we moved to our new purpose built pitches (and changed the name from Aboyne RFC to Deeside RFC) where we have two full size pitches and two half size pitches with two changing facilities, toilets and officials changing housed in old construction site containers.  We have full floodlights on one pitch and training lights on the half pitches that we have installed through our own funding and some sportscotland grant aid.  We have also built a new equipment shed with the help of some corporate sponsorship.

Development Plan

We have been working on a plan to create a central focalpoint for the club in the form of a clubhouse.  This will replace existing catering facilities provided from a mobile van and portacabin.

The benefits of the new building will enable us to host more club events on site as well as provide suitable catering and hosting facilties for the away teams when they attend Woodend for games.

We are delighted to have advanced plans to the point where we have been able to submit them to the local council for approval.


We currently anticipate the cost for the new clubhouse is GBP 110,000 and we are looking to raise GBP 50,000 towards this total through our appeal to the membership, their friends, family and colleagues.

The balance is planned to be funded from other funding bodies.


raised towards 50,000.00 target


How you can support us


Eric Strachan

5050 swim challenge

Kelly Strachan

The big 50


Jan 19, 2020

Meldrum Family

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 19, 2020

Gay and Sandy Skinner

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 17, 2020

Kian Allan

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jan 13, 2020

William Foster

(plus 37.50 giftaid)

Dec 06, 2019

Simon and Doreen Miller

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Nov 22, 2019

The Long-shots

The Long family say thank you to a great club and membership for the years of great rugby and friendship.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Nov 12, 2019

Finlayson Family

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Nov 08, 2019


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 12, 2019

Colin Cashmore

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Oct 07, 2019

Ali McQueen

(plus 25.00 giftaid)


Donation summary

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 18,081.25
Direct donations


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