The Bill McLaren Foundation

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Unit 204-296 Tower Mill Kirkstile,
Hawick,Scottish Borders


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The Bill McLaren Foundation has been set up to:

  • To develop and promote the sport of rugby union and its values
  • To encourage and provide sporting opportunities for young people
  • To create an educative centre which will include the Bill McLaren Archive

Bill McLaren was a man who represented all that is best about rugby union. He was known as “The Voice of Rugby” not just because of the beauty of his tone and the delight of his imaginative phrasing, but because he portrayed our game as we would always wish it to be.

The Charitable Foundation has been set up to raise funds to support the development of rugby and its values and also to recognise the contribution Bill McLaren made to rugby through education and the development of an interpretative centre including Bill's extensive archive and his 'Big Sheets'.

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