Glasgow Warriors development manager entertains Rotary Club
Jim Provan reports on the most recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hamilton.
A former Scotland internationalist entertained Rotary Club members with stories from his time in rugby at a recent meeting.
Fergus Wallace, known as the 'Mr Glasgow' of rugby spoke to the Rotary Club of Hamilton about career highlights, and his current work as Glasgow Warriors business development manager.
The rugby player has 12 Scottish caps and has played and coached Glasgow High, Boroughmuir and Hamilton.
He explained the set up at Glasgow Warriors, the community involvement, sponsorship, business club as well as their charities, business partners and the vision of the club and their ambitions in the local and international matches and leagues.
The club is now based at Scotstoun Sports Campus in the west end of Glasgow. They offer first class facilities for supporters and players with an all weather adjacent pitch which can be used by the club, the community and the local schools.
They have appointed the well known and experienced Gregor Townsend as head coach and have made some key signings from New Zealand and South Africa.
One of the mottos of the club is “whatever it takes” and the enthusiasm and passion from Fergus for the club and for rugby in general was impressive.
The vote of thanks was given by past president, Jack Baillie.
At the meeting David Campbell from Hamilton Grammar School presented two teachers and five pupils from Donkorkrom Agricultural Senior High School.
Hamilton Grammar School has developed a partnership with the Ghanaian school over the last few years and this was a reciprocal visit to Scotland.
Rotary members enjoyed the company of the visitors for the evening. The photo shows our Ghanaian visitors with President Steve Brough