Ayr scrum-half, Peter Jericevich, played his last game for the Millbrae side on Saturday v Hawick. The 25-year-old now hopes to pursue a career in coaching.
In his playing career Jericevich won seven caps for Scotland 7s, four for Scotland Club International and at 18 years-of-age was a member of the Scottish Rugby National Academy.
For season 2014/15 he will take-up a player/coach role with Giffnock based club, GHA.
He said: “For the past couple of seasons I have been head coach of Glasgow University RFC and have had some success there.
GHA are in a lower league than Ayr but, it will be a step up in terms of coaching and I want to develop a professional set up at Braidholm, which I hope will transfer into performances on the field.
“I believe GHA are capable of getting back to the top level of Scottish club rugby. My brother Rangi is a key member of the club, on and off the field, and was a major influence in my decision to join.”
Over the past few years, Jericevich has up-skilled himself for the role, joining the Glasgow Warriors as their first community coach as well as being among the first coaches to become an IRB sevens coach educator.
He continued: “I have always enjoyed coaching and really want to progress which is why I made the decision to join GHA.
“I see this as a great opportunity to establish myself as a coach and I am looking forward to getting started.”