More good news coming from the Mayfield Rugby factory.
Head Coach Alan brown has wasted no time in appointing the hugely popular Andrew Hamilton as 1st XV backs coach.
Hammy arrived in Dundee 3 years ago, from an accomplished Falkirk team, who won promotion from National 2 into national 1. Since his move to Dundee, Hammy has been a 1st XV regular at his favoured inside centre and occasionally in the back row.
As well as this Hammy tasted winning ways at his first club, Hillfoots, where he achieved promotions both as player/captain and as head coach. Further honours include representing the Caledonia Reds at Under 20 level.
Hammy has already garnered coaching experience in recent times, fulfilling the role of S&C Coach for the last 2 years at Mayfield and has imminently started coaching at the regional performance centre, with some of the best local young talent as well as helping out with the Caley Squads.
We asked Hammy his initial thoughts on being offered the role:
“It’s a huge honour to be asked to be the Dundee backs coach. I was lucky to play in Big Broony’s last season and when he asked me to coach I couldn’t say no.
I’d like to say a big thank you to Ross Aitken for his work last year and good luck in his future coaching career.
After arriving in Dundee 3 years ago, I’ve learnt lots from Colin Sangster and his coaching team. Even at an older age, you can still learn more from the game. “
Andrew then went to describe his philosphy for next season:
“For the upcoming season, I want the lads to enjoy what there doing.
Giving up your Tuesday/ Thursday and Saturdays to play a sport should be enjoyable.
I like to think I bring a bit of fun and banter, but know when to keep my head down and work hard. Hopefully this will rub off on the lads.
We wish Hammy all the best with his coaching this year and hope this is the best Dundonian double act since Gav and Scotty.
Any players that want to play rugby in Dundee next season and be part of the work hard play hard philosophy, why not complete the form below and a member of the coaching staff will be in touch.