Heriot’s part company with head coach Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly is stepping down as Heriot's head coach. Image: Neil Meikle.

HERIOT’s this morning announced that head coach Andrew Kelly is leaving the club “by mutual consent”. The former Edinburgh hooker had been in charge of the Super6 side since his appointment in late 2019.     

“Heriot’s Rugby Club are today announcing that Andrew Kelly will leave Heriot’s Rugby after the end of the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Season by mutual consent,” a club statement said. “Everyone at Goldenacre would like to thank Andrew for his leadership, efforts and commitment over the last 2.5yrs as Head Coach guiding the team through an incredibly challenging set of circumstances due to the global pandemic. Andrew leaves a strong squad who will look to build on the foundations he has laid.  The Board was also appreciative of the keen interest that Andrew showed in the wider off field aspects of the Club.”

Club president Iain Duckworth added: “Andrew has managed the team through an incredibly challenging set of circumstances and we wish him all the best in the future. Everyone at the club is looking forward to the forthcoming FOSROC Super6 Championship starting in August and the process to recruit a new Super6 Head Coach has begun. In the interim period Stuart Edwards and Fin Gillies will take on the roles of dual head coaches with Sean Lineen supporting.”

Currently fifth in the Super6 Sprint Series table, Heriot’s play their final match in the short competition tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon when they take on Boroughmuir at Meggetland.

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  1. Whispers of unrest and financial woes around most S6 outfits and “host” clubs…..

    Best wishes to AK.


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