Coaches announced for the Scottish Futures Programme

Coaches announced for the Scottish Futures Programme

​The Scottish Futures Programme has announced the coaching team for the upcoming season. Both age grades will introduce new assistant coaches to support the programmes.

The Scottish Futures Programme has announced the coaching team for the upcoming season. Both age grades will introduce new assistant coaches to support the programmes.

The Scottish Futures U18 coaching team will welcome Duncan Harrison to support Head Coach Rudi Urbach.South African born Harrison is the Director of Rugby at Fettes College and will be focussing on defence with Louise Dalgliesh carrying on working on the team attack.

In the U20 Futures Programme, Tyrone Holmes will be coming in as Assistant Coach to support Head Coach Chris Reid. Holmes, who has a cap for both Scotland A and Scotland, will be the defence specialist for the Scottish Futures U20 with Rory McKay remaining as the other Assistant Coach.

Gemma Fay, Head of Women and Girls Rugby, said, “I am delighted to welcome on board Duncan and Tyrone. Both come with a wealth of experience and I believe that they will add value to our current coaching set up.

“We had an impressive number of players come along to our Talent ID Day at the weekend with over 80 applicants for the U18 programme. The Futures set-up is really thriving now that it is in its second year and I am sure that with the new assistant coaches, we will have a great season of development for these players.”

Scottish Futures U20
Head Coach: Chris Reid (Attack)
Assistant Coach: Rory McKay (Set Piece, Forwards Specialist and Breakdown)
Assistant Coach: Tyrone Holmes (Defence)
Team Manager: Lesley Shaw
Physio: Karina Leahy
Doctor: Morag Rolland
S&C: Andrew Murphy

Scottish Futures U18
Head Coach: Rudi Urbach (Set Piece, Forwards Specialist and Breakdown)
Assistant Coach: Louise Dalgliesh (Attack)
Assistant Coach: Duncan Harrison (Defence)
Team Manager: Mike Bruce
Physio: Lisa Benn
Doctor: Karen Barclay
S&C: Drew Scott

Photo caption - Chris Reid

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