As part of a series of changes at Stirling County RFC both on and off the field, former Director of Domestic Rugby at the SRU, Keith Russell has become the club’s Director of Rugby with ex-Scotland International, Millan Browne making a return to County as Senior Development Officer, a regional post co-funded by the SRU. Jack McIlroy Reid was recently appointed as General Manager for the Stirling Wolves with Eddie Pollock transitioning to Wolves Head Coach.
Talking about the new role, Keith said. “It’s an exciting time to be leading rugby at County. We are committed to developing our coaches and volunteers, deepening our partnerships with local schools, colleges, the University and the wider community as well as working with the SRU to expand our player and coaching base.”
He went on to say that “Millan’s appointment brings a wealth of commitment, passion and experience to the club. Millan’s track record of building youth pathways across the men’s and women’s game at amateur and elite level will help us build for the future, creating rugby opportunities for our young players.”
The changes at County come under the leadership of new Chairman Ryan Fletcher, whose ambitious vision for the club both on and off the field is helping to reinvigorate life at County. Commenting on the changes Ryan said-
“The wealth of experience that Keith and Millan bring will help County realise our vision of being a real engine room of young rugby talent and an integral part of our local community. At the same time Jack’s business development experience gained with Glasgow Warriors and Strathclyde University will be crucial in developing strong relationships with local media and the business community across central Scotland. With the Wolves scoring 28 tries in their first five games, and developments on and off the field – It is an exciting time to be at County.”