Senior Captains and Coaches announced for 2017/18
The senior men’s and ladies Captains, Vice Captains and Coaches have been announced ahead of the upcoming 2017/18 season.
While the senior men’s teams are still to be decided (all senior male players currently train together), the 1st XV Captain and Vice have emerged over the past few weeks.
Succeeding Dave Paton as 1st XV Captain is Douglas McIntyre, and he is supported by Leigh Tyley as Vice Captain, who takes over from Andy McDougall.
Also moving into a new role is Ian Forster, who starts the season as the new 1st XV Head Coach. He is accompanied by Dougie Smith (Forwards Coach) and David Cassidy (Backs Coach).
Graham Bolster continues to coach the 2 XV and this season is joined by former U16 Coach Robert Mitchell, who is also assisting with the U18s.
For the Ladies, Emma Grace takes the helm as Erin Marner steps down as last season’s Ladies Captain, while Hannah Mutton and Emily Gray both take up Vice Captaincy – a first for the team to have two people in this position, with Caitlyn Haldane holding the position for 2016/17.
Ally Hunter becomes the Ladies’ Head Coach as former Head Coach Steven Haldane moves into his role as Vice President for the club, with Kenny Lang, son Andrew Lang, and Haldane acting as assistant coaches.
We wish all our Captains, Vice Captains and Coaches all the best for the season ahead.