Matt Williams, our Director of Rugby, has been working tirelessly to put together a talented and entertaining 1st XV squad for season 2021-22; and he is very nearly there. In light of the RFU cuts, the on-going financial effects of the pandemic and the necessary transition to part-time rugby, players’ primary source of income has been fundamentally affected. But for having a greater range of jobs to offer, we could make a couple of further headline signings.
This is why we launched the Player Career Support Programme, whereby the Club can help players develop their careers off the field as well as on it. In the past former 1st XV player John MacDonald Brown sourced a job for former player Bobbie Beattie, while business partner Future Proof Pro helped current player Jake Ellwood find a new role in IT following a mentoring process, including interview training and CV enhancement. More recently Frank McKay has recruited a new player to train and work full time as a fibre optics engineer.
The London Scottish community is a strong one with a wide reaching and successful network of members, investors and sponsors. If you are able to partner with us and provide job support for players please let us know, areas of interest include:
If you are able to help, please email Liam.Burnett@londonscottish.com