STIRLING WOLVES have appointed club stalwart Eddie Pollock – a scrum and forwards specialist who has a long coaching pedigree at national age-grade level and in the club game – as their interim head coach for the FOSROC Super Series Sprint, which kick’s off for the Bridgehaugh men with a home tie match against Boroughmuir Bears on Friday 7th April.
He will be assisted by Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Sean Kennedy, an alumni of the club’s youth set-up who is embarking on his third campaign as part of the Wolves set-up, and former Scotland stand-off Duncan Hodge, whose coaching resume includes spells overseeing the attack for the Scotland and Fijian national teams as well as Edinburgh.
“As a long time Stirling man, I am delighted to lead the Wolves on an interim basis into the new FOSROC Super Series which also involves Glasgow A and Edinburgh A,” said Pollock. “We have recruited a talented, hard-working group of players and the new coaching group have been pleased with their skill and huge effort shown at training.
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“Personally, it has been great working alongside Duncan Hodge again and as you would expect, he has brought a huge amount of skill, experience and attention to detail to the group.
“Sean Kennedy is developing well as a young coach, asking searching questions of the players at training. Alongside this, his current playing knowledge has been an invaluable asset to all of us.
“We are all excited about the new season starting and we look forward to performing in front of a large passionate crowd at Bridgehaugh in the coming weeks.”
Hodge added: “When this opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to coach a team again. It’s been a great first four weeks since I joined the Stirling Wolves coaching team – working with a great set of coaches. I’ve already recognised we have a set of talented, hardworking individuals and I can’t wait to help the team and individuals develop over the course of the Sprint Series.”
Kennedy said: “I’m really excited to get back into the season with the squad and the new coaching group. We have a talented group of players with good, core players from last season, alongside great new additions to the team.
“I’m also looking forward to learning from others within the coaching group, and I’m excited for what lies ahead this season.”
Well done Eddie. Hopefully a positive season ahead!!