Heriot’s add former Edinburgh hooker Cameron Fenton to Super6 squad

The 24-year-old will take part in 'Sprint Series' which kicks off on 31st October

Former Edinburgh hooker Cameron Fenton has signed for Heriot's Super6 team. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson
Former Edinburgh hooker Cameron Fenton has signed for Heriot's Super6 team. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson

HERIOT’S have announced the recruitment of former Edinburgh professional hooker Cameron Fenton to their Super6 squad ahead of the ‘Sprint Series’ which is currently scheduled to start on 31st October.

The 24-year-old committed to the Goldenacre side soon after being released by Edinburgh last April and has been training with his new team-mates since the easing of lockdown restrictions. He states that the opportunity to work under two fellow former pro hookers in Heriot’s head coach Andrew Kelly and assistant coach Fin Gillies (who he encountered at Glasgow Hawks before signing his pro contract with Edinburgh in 2018) was a big factor in his decision to join the club.

‘‘When you see the calibre of the coaches, they have all played at a really high standard,’’ said Fenton. ‘‘The FOSROC Super6 looks like a great standard with a lot of good players.’’


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‘‘They are a great bunch of lads and everyone wants to do well. I have played at Heriot’s a couple of times before and the pitch is unbelievable.’’

Fenton added that he has managed to keep in shape during lockdown by working at two farms near Pitlessie, as well as making use of his home gym in Dunfermline.

‘‘Initially it was quite hard as I had just come out of professional rugby and it’s your life all the time,’’ he explained. ‘‘It took my body a while to adapt [but] I think I have been able to keep my body to a good standard.’’

Kelly welcome the signing. “Cameron brings a wealth of professional knowledge and attitude to our squad,’’ he said. “It increases the standard of an already competitive squad. All the coaches and management are looking forward to working with him.”


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