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19th July 2020
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UPCOMING SPECIAL MEMBERS FORUM AND MEMBERSHIP SURVEY

London Scottish was founded in 1878 and through its 142 years has produced a record number of international caps, British and Irish Lions and survived many challenges to its future including two World Wars.

We are in unprecedented times again, with cuts to Championship funding and Covid-19, however, we have been proactive in transitioning from a full-time model of professional rugby with daytime training, to a part-time model with evening training.

Creating an inclusive ‘One Club’ ethos does not just happen on the pitch. It happens in our heartland of members and community, how we engage, and how we reach out to others to become part of our family. In each of these areas, the Club is progressing our strategic Vision 150, continuing to grow as a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming Club, deeply rooted in our community and Scottish heritage whilst also offering a welcoming home to all Exiles. Whoever you are, wherever you are, London Scottish is your rugby home. This is our Vision 150.  

On Wednesday 22nd July at 6pm London Scottish President Paul Burnell and Chairman Malcolm Offord are hosting a webinar when they will present an overview of Vision 150 and the way forward for the Club; all are invited and welcome to attend. To join the event please click HERE.

To help us shape Vision 150 further, we want to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete our survey by clicking HERE and give us feedback on what we do well and where we can improve as a Club.

SCOTTISH SIGN RICKY ‘SHAKA’ KHAN AS BACKS COACH AND TEAM MANAGER

London Scottish are delighted to announce the addition of the inimitable Ricky Khan to the coaching team for the upcoming season. Shaka is the only BAME coach in the Championship and a proud Lancastrian whose heritage is originally Guyanese with a Scottish great great grandfather Menzies!

Khan will work with Director of Rugby and long-time friend Matt Williams, newly-appointed head coach Stevie Scott, and alongside London Scottish stalwarts Doug Cowie and Liam Burnett.

To find out more about Khan, click HERE  to watch an interview between him and London Scottish board member and LGBT champion Josh Brekenfeld.

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2020/21 SQUAD UPDATE

This week we announced several exciting signings including front row duo, Nick Selway and Joe Rees and fly-half’s Laurence May and our own Harry Sheppard.

Joe Rees and Nick Selway

The Championship stalwarts join the Scots from National One side Chinnor, where they both played for one season having made the switch from Greene King IPA Championship side Jersey Reds and Merthyr Rugby respectively for the 2019/20 season. To find out more about the players, read the full story here: https://bit.ly/392HYq7

Laurence May

The 26-year-old started his playing career at Cornish Pirates where he was dual-registered to Exeter Chiefs. In 2018/19 the Cornish born back made the move to the capital to join our local Championship rivals Ealing Trailfinders. He made 26 appearances in a Green and White shirt before making the switch to Oxfordshire based side Chinnor last season. Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/3hha8k5

Harry Sheppard

London Scottish are delighted to announce that last season’s top point scorer, Harry Sheppard has renewed his contract and will be playing in a Scottish shirt for the 2020/21 season. Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/32zIXN9

MONDAY MOVIES

Are these on your movie list?

This week Luke Frost gave us his favourite movies to catch up on. Find out who lists a Star Wars film as one of their favourites next week!

TUESDAY TEA-TIME

Try something new this week!

Luke Carter provided us with a scrumptious pulled pork bap recipe that we are sure you will love to try.

THURSDAY GUESS WHO

Last time it was Josh Barton standing over the scrum. Can you guess who’s jumping in the line-out this week?

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