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March 23, 2004

Glasgow players are doing their bit for the district's new generation

Posted by Editor on March 23, 2004 04:27 PM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail author

Calvin Howarth has been coaching Glasgow's U16 team
Glasgow players are doing their bit to help develop the district's most promising youngsters.

Calvin Howarth has been helping to coach the Glasgow squad preparing for next month's district under-16 tournament and cross-border fixtures. Sixteen of Calvin's colleagues have been engaged in coaching and one-to-one mentoring of players in the Glasgow rugby academy.

"I'm really delighted our players are so much involved in mentoring and coaching," said Hugh Campbell. "They've all responded with enthusiasm to this development."

"The professional players' involvement has taken various forms, including watching the academy players in matches, holding skills and position-specific sessions, and simply giving advice when needed," Stevie Gemmell, the Glasgow rugby academy manager, explained.

Joe Naufahu is among the willing 16, with commitment to the academy programme despite having had to concentrate on his own rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.

The following is the full list of academy players with their mentors:

Alan Auld (wing/full back, Grangemouth) with Sean Lamont

Cameron McCulloch (full back/stand-off, Hillhead/Jordanhill) with Moffat">Stuart Moffat

Greig Sinclair (full back, Allan Glen's) with Rory Kerr

Fraser Duguid (outside centre, Dalziel) with Alan Bulloch

Iain Kennedy (inside centre, GHA) with Joe Naufahu

Alistair Miller (scrum-half, GHA) with Sam Pinder

Andrew Reekie (prop, Hutchesons' Grammar School) with Matt Proudfoot

Willie Brown (prop, Hillhead/Jordanhill) with Lee Harrison

Bobby Agnew (prop, Hillhead/Jordanhill) with Euan Murray

Andrew Noble (hooker, Whitecraigs) with Simon Gunn

Donald Malcolm (hooker, GHA) with Scott Lawson

Chris Love (flanker, West Of Scotland) with Andrew Wilson

James Eddie (lock/flanker, GHA) with Andrew Hall

Stuart Rose (flanker, Hillhead/Jordanhill) with Donnie Macfadyen

Blake Whitehead (No.8, Dalziel) with Rory Mackay

Calum Forrester (No.8, Hutchesons' Grammar School) with Paul Dearlove

Comments
Posted by jenni on March 23, 2004 06:13 PM | Reply to this comment

Great to see the Glasgow squad involved in helping with what could be the next generation of Glasgow Rugby players.

Posted by JK on March 23, 2004 07:33 PM | Reply to this comment

I'm sure lots of this kind of thing goes on. It should be publicised more!

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