New director of domestic rugby appointed

Keith Russell played a pivotal role with Scottish Rugby in establishing Scotstoun as the home of Glasgow Warriors. Picture: John Devlin

Keith Russell played a pivotal role with Scottish Rugby in establishing Scotstoun as the home of Glasgow Warriors. Picture: John Devlin

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FORMER HEAD of Sport for Glasgow Life Keith Russell has been appointed to the new Scottish rugby role of director of domestic rugby.

Russell, who has more than 25 years’ experience in sports administration, takes up the post in the New Year. The appointment is a key priority among Scottish Rugby’s strategic initiatives.

Russell, whose three sons all play rugby, played a pivotal role with Scottish Rugby in establishing Scotstoun as the home of Glasgow Warriors.

Scottish Rugby’s Chief Executive, Mark Dodson, welcomed Russell’s appointment.

He said: “We are very pleased to announce this important appointment. Development of our game is a strategic priority for us and Keith’s leadership in nurturing sustainable rugby activity and partnerships across the school and club game will be fundamental to the ongoing expansion of our sport.”

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