Edinburgh to get back to grassroots as players take coaching reins
EDINBURGH’S efforts to reach out to rugby supporters in the Borders and north of the Forth continue today with the entire Edinburgh squad joining youth coaching sessions at ten clubs.
All fit players, including the academy Elite Development Players, will help to deliver coaching in mini and midi sessions. Boroughmuir, Currie, Forrester and Edinburgh BATs are the city clubs receiving pro help, and Lasswade, Musselburgh, Linlithgow and Livingston are also on the list, while skipper Greig Laidlaw will be back at his old club Jed-Forest, and other players are heading across to Dunfermline.
Edinburgh Chief Executive Craig Docherty said: “Edinburgh Rugby is the east of Scotland’s rugby club, and our players have the honour of representing the rugby regions of the east every time they take to the field to tackle the top teams in Europe. With that comes the responsibility of supporting the development of the next generation of players, and we are now better resourced to play a bigger part in the growth of the game in Scotland.
“Hopefully, tomorrow [today] will be an indication of how Edinburgh Rugby will play a bigger role in Scottish rugby as a whole, and help inspire the next generation of players and enthusiasts.”
Docherty also revealed that the club has appointed Doc McKelvey as a new development manager to work on behalf of Edinburgh, rather than the SRU, specifically to help to integrate the club into the grassroots game at club, school and university levels.
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