Light the Taper, Dundee are in Nat 1 for another year.
And what a year ahead, Dundee have made their intentions clear by naming Alan Brown as their new head coach for Season 2020/2021.
This is a homecoming for Broonie, that many of the Dundee faithful have been calling for and the planning starts now.
Who is Broonie:
Alan is a genuine product of Dundee Rugby, having started at Dundee Juniors in Primary 6.
His senior career started with Morgan at the tender age of 17, and after not even a full season he was encouraged by then coach Tom Dymock to move across the Kingsway to Dundee High Rugby, where he stayed for the rest of his senior playing career.
Alan enjoyed some ups and downs throughout his stint with Dundee, of which his highlights are playing in two national cup finals at BT Murrayfield.
Due to his undoubted ability Alan achieved many representative honours which include but are not limited to.
Every age grade of Caledonia Rugby, including wininng the the senior mens interdistrict championship with the likes of Matt Taylor.
Every Scotland Age grade from U18-21, which indluded one U19 World Cups and two U21 World Cups and the Students World Cup where the side came 4th.
Since retiring Alan has enjoyed two enormously successful seasons as head coach with Strathmore RFC, which included a promotion in his first year.
What are his plans for the season:
“With the recent news announced, that we are to stay up in Nat 1, it is a massive boost to the club and we have to make sure we are doing all we can to firstly stay up and ultimately push for promotion. In order to do this the club needs a big recrumemt drive. I am calling on any quality players in the local area who fancy the opportunity to step up and test themselves to get on contact with us.”
“We want to have an enviroment that is competative, but also about fun and enjoyment both on and off the pitch. The team that gets on well off the pitch, gets on well on it and that’s the culture we want to build here.”
Do you want to be part of it? Of course you do, every player no matter what your experience will be given an opportunity to be part of the Brown revolution (must think of a less turgid name….).
Please complete this form if you would like to be contacted to be part of the playing squad for season 2020/2021 and the rugby convenor will be in touch or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are setting out our stall to challenge in Nat 1 next year, we have a new vibrant set up on the coaching side and a few enthusiastic new committee memembers with a shared vision. The good times are back at Mayfield.