Glasgow Aiming To Fly Like Falcons

Glasgow Rugby's players will have a team-development day at Whitecraigs tomorrow. Leading them through the venture will be the company who helped Newcastle Falcons on their way to winning English rugby's Powergen Cup last season.Reivers Development Ltd have prepared a programme of outdoor management development tasks for the Glasgow squad for tomorrow's exercise. The company is based in Hexham, Northumberland, but Allan Mackintosh, Reivers" head of performance, who will be leading the programme at Whitecraigs, is well known in Scottish rugby, especially in Ayrshire. He is starting out on his fourth term as Marr Rugby's president as well as being the one of the club's primary 7 coaches."We piloted the programme with Falcons halfway through last season, when they weren't doing too well," Allan explained. "It worked for them, and we"re claiming that we played a big part in Newcastle winning the Powergen Cup.'tomorrow's venture at Whitecraigs followed on from discussions Allan had with the respective SRU and Glasgow chief executives, Phil Anderton and David Jordan. "We hope that what worked well for Newcastle will do it for Glasgow as well," Allan commented. Players will be divided into four teams for tomorrow's exercise.Glasgow's pre-season preparations will continue next week at the Royal Marines" Arbroath base. The playing season will open with a friendly match against Leeds Tykes at Headingley on Friday 13 August. That will be followed by a Hughenden match against Sale on 20 August. A return match against Sale will be played at the Stockport County ground on Friday 27 August.Reivers Development's calendar highlight is the Inter Company Kielder Challenge. The eighteenth in that annual competition will be held in the Kielder Forest, near Hexham, on 18 and 19 September. For further information on the Kielder Challenge log on to www.reiversgroup.com.Glasgow Rugby's players will have a team-development day at Whitecraigs tomorrow. Leading them through the venture will be the company who helped Newcastle Falcons on their way to winning English rugby's Powergen Cup last season.Reivers Development Ltd have prepared a programme of outdoor management development tasks for the Glasgow squad for tomorrow's exercise. The company is based in Hexham, Northumberland, but Allan Mackintosh, Reivers" head of performance, who will be leading the programme at Whitecraigs, is well known in Scottish rugby, especially in Ayrshire. He is starting out on his fourth term as Marr Rugby's president as well as being the one of the club's primary 7 coaches."We piloted the programme with Falcons halfway through last season, when they weren't doing too well," Allan explained. "It worked for them, and we"re claiming that we played a big part in Newcastle winning the Powergen Cup.'tomorrow's venture at Whitecraigs followed on from discussions Allan had with the respective SRU and Glasgow chief executives, Phil Anderton and David Jordan. "We hope that what worked well for Newcastle will do it for Glasgow as well," Allan commented. Players will be divided into four teams for tomorrow's exercise.Glasgow's pre-season preparations will continue next week at the Royal Marines" Arbroath base. The playing season will open with a friendly match against Leeds Tykes at Headingley on Friday 13 August. That will be followed by a Hughenden match against Sale on 20 August. A return match against Sale will be played at the Stockport County ground on Friday 27 August.Reivers Development's calendar highlight is the Inter Company Kielder Challenge. The eighteenth in that annual competition will be held in the Kielder Forest, near Hexham, on 18 and 19 September. For further information on the Kielder Challenge log on to www.reiversgroup.com.