The new season is ushering in some change. Much has been said regarding the outgoing president and changes on committee, however some reflection on the playing side is also needed at this juncture.
A ship is only as good as it’s captain, and a list of great captains (Captain America, Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Morgan) now surely has to add Alan Brown to the list.
After a period of transition for the club and many players retiring or moving on, some stability was needed to lead a young group of emerging players. Alan Brown stepped forward as captain and has lead the team back to a position to challenge for promotion back to Premier 1.
It is no surprise that Alan has made a success in his role of captain in a long spanning career which has seen him change positions from number 8 to tight head prop.
A word from incoming club President Gerry Tosh:
“Alan Brown aka dog and several other names, has served the club well over many years and the last 3 as captain. In the few years I worked with Broonie I have been impressed by his undoubted commitment but also his analysis of rugby. He is a top bloke and for his stint as captain we owe him a debt of gratitude. Alan will continue to play a huge part on the field and off it. Meant to add this. One of my most memorable moments with Alan was when I went Bath to see him being capped for the Baa Baas v combined services. A very proud moment for Alan his family and for the club.Thanks Alan.”
Another Club member wished to ask what alot of people are thinking, will Alan continue to play next year. The answer was an emphatic yes.
In the words of Jim Scott “Jolly Good”
It is less sure, however, what will happen with the players Dog Tax, hopefully this will be cleared up in the near future.
I’m sure all associated with Dundee Rugby would like to thank Alan for some wonderful memories of him as Captain, and wish him well in his role as a senior player for another year. Well done Captain fantastic.