Dundee HSFP captain and club stalwart Alan Brown, has achieved one of the highest rugby honours for a player having been selected to play for the Barbarians v Armed Forces on Tuesday 11th November at Bath’s Recreation Ground. Alan has played for Scotland at every International Age Group level as well as the Club International side. The Barbarians honour adds to an impressive career for one of Scotland’s great club players. Gerry Tosh, Dundee HSFP President said “The club is delighted for this recognition of Alan Brown and it reflects the efforts of Alan and the club over many years”.
Alan Brown is the first player from the club to represent the Barbarians whilst still at the club. Head Coach at Dundee Colin Robertson stated “Broony is an inspiration to us all both on and off the pitch. A great character, outstanding player and leader and a very proud Dundee rugby man. He is a great captain for us and this honour is hugely deserved. We are proud for and of him. Fifteen years playing for Dundee tells it all.”
This season has also seen Head Coach Robertson move Alan into a player/assistant coach role working with JJ Van Der Esche as part of the development of local coaches supporting local players.
Alan commented “When John Jeffery left a message for me saying I’d been invited to play for the Babas my first thought was it must be a wind up! When he then told me all about it I was over the moon to be lucky enough to pull on the famous black and white jersey of the Barbarians.”