Al Kellock is an inspirational leader for Glasgow Warriors. A long-standing captain of the team, the lock is widely regarded as a talismanic figure for the whole club, as well as being one of the most consistent second rows in the GUINNESS PRO12.
Al announced that he would retire from playing rugby at the end of the2014/15 season but will still take up a place within Scottish Rugby.
Kellock was at the forefront of Glasgow's record-breaking season in 2009/10, when they became the first and so far only Scottish club to make the play-offs of the GUINNESS PRO12. The skipper again led from the front when the Warriors repeated the trick in season 2011/12.
The lock made such a favourable impression on his arrival at Glasgow Warriors when he joined the club in 2006 that he was immediately appointed captain. His first competition appearance was against Newport Gwent Dragons at Hughenden on the Magners League’s opening day, and he has continued in charge ever since.
A former pupil of Bishopbriggs High School, Alastair played in 10 internationals while with rivals Edinburgh before moving back home to join the Warriors.
His club rugby was initially with Allan Glen’s before he moved to Stirling County, from where he was awarded his professional contract with Edinburgh. Among many community and charity commitments, Alastair now supports his club of origin by presiding as Director of Rugby at Allan Glen’s and is a patron of Asthma UK educating young sufferers about how he has overcome the condition to reach the pinnacle of Scottish rugby.