BRUCE FLOCKHART has decided to step away from rugby. The former Glasgow Warriors back-row took an extended break from the game last October and has now hung up his boots altogether after a period of ill health.
“Frustratingly for me, countless injuries that started with my back in 2015 – prior to joining Glasgow – mean that it hasn’t always been plain sailing,” explained the 23-year-old. “Naturally, something like this takes its toll on a person mentally, which it has with me.
“This decision is about taking care of my mind and my body and exploring my options beyond rugby. From the experience that I have gained through my struggles, I now realise how important it is to be mentally flexible and to not put such heavy pressure on myself again. I’m taking each day as it comes, and I have ideas of what I want to do and will feel around those before I fully commit to my next hill climb.
“Most importantly, thank you to my girlfriend Jessica, and my family for all their support.”
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock, said: “Bruce has been a valued member of the Glasgow Warriors squad since arriving in 2018 and the club, players and staff, wish him all the very best for the future.
“Sharing why he has decided to step away from the game has taken courage and most importantly I am glad he leaves in good health.
“We look forward to inviting Bruce back to Scotstoun, along with our other leavers, once the pandemic allows.”