Lewis Calder Named London Scottish Club Captain

The son of former British and Irish Lions and Scotland internationalist, Jim Calder, has been named London Scottish Club captain.

Lewis Calder, who plays his rugby on the flanks, will lead the newly promoted championship side in their 2011/12 campaign.

He said: "It's a huge privilege for me. To be given this role at such a prestigious club is a fantastic opportunity for me, and I promise to do my utmost to live up to the faith Simon [Amor] has shown in my ability to lead."

 

London Scottish’s head coach, Simon Amor explained: "Lewis showed clear leadership skills last season. He was voted Supporter's Player of the Season, and has a huge amount of potential. He's respected by his fellow players, as well as by the coaching and support staff, so he seemed the natural choice."

It is fitting that the ex-Stewart’s Melville College schools cup winning captain was given this responsibility the same day that Scottish Rugby and Brewin Dolphin were launching the 2011/12 Schools Cup along with under-18 cup winners from 2010/11, Stewart’s Melville College, and new entrants West Lothian Schools.

Lewis has represented Scotland at under-21 and in international 7s.