We sat down with Calum for a Q&A in December to find out how he was getting on with life in the Community department. Now he has finished his apprenticeship and will be moving onto University in September.
A stalwart of the London Scottish community team, Calum Digby, has completed his apprenticeship with the club this month after a year of faithful service. He has been an ever present at the club, whether that be delivering sessions for the LSFC community department in local schools, or at fly half for the Highlanders and U23 squads.
After gaining a year of experience working alongside the staff at the club, he is now making his way to University to hone his skills as a coach whilst gaining valuable playing experience in the University BUCS leagues.
London Scottish Community Manager, Andrew Evans, had this to say about Calum and the contribution he has made to his department;
“Calum has been an out and out clubman, he hasn’t failed to be professional and diligent when carrying out any of his duties and all the while doing so enthusiastically and tirelessly. This year he has come on leaps and bounds showing the initiative in planning his sessions so that those who attend his sessions are having the best possible London Scottish experience. I know for sure that he will be missed by all the kids and teachers he has worked with this year, good luck to you”
He has also been prolific with his efforts on the field and is often one of the first names on the team sheet for the London Scottish amateur teams. Rugby Director Corne Du Rand has known Calum for his entire career at London Scottish;
“Calum came into the club through a senior academy application after his last year at school and has been developing as a player, community coach and as a leader. He has been fantastic in the way he has contributed on the field for all amateur and academy teams and has been part of some very memorable games. As a community coach and apprentice, he has been fantastic delivering sessions in curriculum time at schools and at our after school clubs. He is a credit to the club and schools have always praised the way he coaches the kids! We want to thank him for his dedication and reliability and wish him all the best for his next steps in his career and in his rugby once he finished here at Scottish! We hope to see him back in the future!”
A testament to his willingness to go above and beyond for the club is the positive comments that people around the club have for him, everyone who has met Calum has only good things to say.
Everyone at London Scottish would like to wish Calum all the best on his next adventure. We have no doubt that if he continues to drive the same high standards towards his time at University that he has during his apprenticeship then he will go far.