Orkney RFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Hughes as our new Rugby Development officer. Tom took up the post at the start of February from his predecessor, Bruce Ruthven, who left for Stewart Melville in Edinburgh last summer.
Tom is well qualified for this role having both a BSc (Hons.) in Sports Coaching and Performance, as well as a foundation degree in Rugby Coaching and Performance, both from the University Of Glamorgan. During the university courses, he gained a massive amount of experience through working with professional clubs such as the Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons before developing a community rugby program in the Hamptons area near New York in the USA.
Tom will be working side by side with Mark Sinclair our SRU Modern Apprentice to ensure that the development of rugby in Orkney is progressed to the next level.
ORFC chairman Neil McCartney said that it took a while to get Tom in post but that he and the committee are delighted to have him here and that they will all be working closely and supporting one another in his role.
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