WELCOME TO BALGRAY
A warm welcome to Balgray in this our 2nd season at this historic venue.
We are grateful to Kelvinside Academy, the Board of Governors and the school for making us so welcome and actively supporting our organisation.
Thanks also to all our generous sponsors for their valued support of Glasgow Hawks.
This will be an interesting season with a new Premier League that I think will prove to be very competitive and entertaining.
Head coach Andrew Hill has been incredibly active with his coaching team and has drawn in a lot of new young and exciting talent that we expect to progress quickly.
They will be assisted by some ‘old heads’ such as Gary Strain, Andy Kirkland, a rejuvenated Davy Milne, Paddy Boyer and of course captain Stephen Leckey.
We are very proud of the 3 world cup participants that were recently wearing the Hawks jersey on a regular basis and would wish all success to Scott Cummings (who coincidentally is a former Kelvinside pupil), George Horne and Zander Fagerson. It would not be too much of a surprise to also see both Matt Fagerson and Grant Stewart getting called up at some point to strengthen the squad during the tournament in Japan.
Sunday 22nd September at 8.45am against Ireland will tell us a lot!
Today’s Visitors- Aberdeen Grammar
We enjoyed some very competitive matches against Aberdeen Grammar when we were both last in the Premier League and we look forward to renewing our friendly rivalry.
Their strong off-field organisation has paid dividends and they will be highly competitive this season getting off to a great start with a home win against a very good Edinburgh Accies side last week. (30-17)
A warm welcome to the Aberdeen players and coaches as well as Gordon Thomson and his committee. Gordon is an excellent choice as Premier Clubs representative on the Scottish Rugby Council. We look forward to supporting him in that role to help take club rugby forward.
I hope you enjoy Balgray and the brand of rugby we will be playing and look forward to your company.
Kenny Hamilton , President.