My name is Fraser Clarkson and it is my privilege , and my pleasure , to be the Dundee High School FPRFC President for 2015/16.
I follow in the illustrious footsteps of Gerry Tosh and I am delighted – and relieved – to say that Gerry is not “walking away” and will still very much be around Mayfield next season and I look forward to relying on his wise counsel.
We are delighted to welcome our new Head Coach , Colin Sangster, to Mayfield.
Colin is a Dundee lad – indeed a former pupil of Dundee High School – returning “home” , having spent many years living and working in Wick , where he was instrumental in Caithness Rugby Club rise through the ranks of Scottish Rugby , having held the positions of player , captain , coach , Director of Rugby and President.
Colin is a very experienced coach at club and representative level , having worked with Caledonia and Scotland age-groups teams within the SRU for many years.
Colin is currently Head Coach for the Caledonia Under 18 side.
We naturally wish Colin every success in his new role and with Colin in situ , along with his coaching team of JJ Van de Esch , Dougie Gray and Alan Brown , we face the new season with confidence.
Pre season training is now well under way , with encouraging numbers turning up at Mayfield on Tuesday and Thursday evenings , as well as the additional Saturday morning sessions.
A pre season training camp was held in St Andrews on Saturday 1/Sunday 2 August , in which the sessions took place on the beach and at the superb facilities at St Andrews University.
Pre season friendlies have been arranged against Falkirk (a) on 8th August , Stirling County (a) on 15th August and Glasgow Hawks at Mayfield on 22nd August , prior to the opening BT National 1 league fixture against our old rivals , Aberdeen Grammar , at Mayfield on Saturday 29 August.
I am delighted to announce that Thorntons Solicitors are , once again , our Main Sponsors for 2015/16 – we look forward to the continuation of the most fruitful partnership which has developed over the last few season .
Our thanks to Scott Milne , Craig Nicol and the other partners and staff of Thorntons.
In addition , we are delighted to welcome GRC Waste Management as our Shirt Sponsors for season 2015/16 – thanks to Greg Cosgrove and his colleagues and team for their support here.
As mentioned above , it is my pleasure to be your President and I look forward to seeing you at Mayfield this season.
President , Dundee High Rugby.