Working in partnership with Scottish Rugby, ASV supported their recent event the Caledonia Cup, held at Sheddocksley Playing Fields.
This event supports the recruitment, retention and development of players, ensuring the continued growth of the game in the region, and helping with the transition from youth to senior rugby. Gavin Macrae, Regional Development Manager - Caledonia North at Scottish Rugby, said "The Saltire Energy Caledonia Cup Youth Finals day is the largest Youth Rugby Finals Day in the country with 32 teams of boys and girls competing across U15, U16 and U18 levels."
As with many large-scale events, although the day itself is a highlight, that isn't the sole focus. Scottish Rugby is committed not only to delivering a fantastic day for the players, coaches, and supporters, but also to working with local partners in the city to continue providing new rugby opportunities.
ASV was proud to support Scottish Rugby with this event by providing lunch bags for all 800 participants as well as catering the VIP area. Alanna Vass, Food & Beverage Team Manager at ASV, said "there was a great buzz and atmosphere. The VIP tent was set up right were all the winning teams were given their prizes. It was great seeing everyone really enjoying themselves and everyone we served in the VIP tent were lovely and chatted away. It was a really positive day."
While ASV's food & beverage team has catered for a number of sizeable events at ASV - most recently Scottish Swimming's SNAGS - this was the largest catering event ASV has done since Alanna joined the team. However she and Gill, another member of our food & beverage team who members will know from our aquatics cafe, were more than up for the challenge!
When asked what her favourite part of the day was, Alanna struggled to choose just one. "Working with Gill is always a highlight as she is 100% behind the café and any catering for events which is exactly what a manger needs. She is always willing to go above and beyond her hours and offers her ideas, advice and support. Another highlight was actually getting to stand next to Gill and hold the Calcutta Cup. I love watching the Six Nations and have seen Scotland play on a few occasions at Murrayfield so this was definitely special and also very unexpected.
Following such a fantastic catering job from Alanna and Gill on the day, Scottish Rugby booked catering with ASV for another event! Whether you need catering for a sporting event or simply want to pop by one of our cafes, you're sure to be in good hands. In Alanna's own words, "we are a friendly and positive team that strive at providing excellent customer service. We want to be known for proving world class customer experience as we are a world class sporting facility and that we are all really proud at what we do."