Stirling Wolves confirm coaching line-up for 2023 FOSROC Super Series Championship!
Eddie Pollock will become Stirling Wolves Head Coach on a permanent basis having taken initial interim charge during the spring Sprint Series.
A mainstay of Stirling County RFC, Pollock has previously coached several Scotland age-grade sides including a stint as Head Coach of Scotland U18s.
He is joined once again by assistants Duncan Hodge and Sean Kennedy while Fly-Half Craig Jackson will also join the Wolves’ coaching set-up for the Championship working as a player-coach.
Jackson joined the Wolves’ ahead of the Sprint Series having previously played for Melrose, Southern Knights and represented Scotland 7s at the 2018 World Cup in San Francisco.
Stirling Wolves Head Coach Eddie Pollock said: “I thoroughly enjoyed working with this group of extremely talented coaches during the Sprint Series and I’m excited to continue doing so again throughout the Championship.
“We saw glimpses of what the squad is capable of during the Sprint and the longer they spend together, working with such an experienced and dedicated coaching team, I’m sure we’ll see some of that positivity more consistently moving forward.
“Craig’s playing career speaks for itself and he has been a leader at every club he’s been at. During the Sprint we saw him working closely with all of the coaches in terms of running things on the field and during the Championship he’s taking some of those responsibilities to the next level in a more official capacity.”
Stirling Wolves’ player coach Craig Jackson said “I’m very excited to be working with such an experienced coaching team from whom I’ve already learnt a lot as a player.
“Coaching is something I’ve always been interested in transitioning into and I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to do that this Championship, whilst also giving my all out on the pitch.
“This is a squad that is hungry to learn and improve, with a great blend of experience and youthful enthusiasm. It’s been a joy to be apart of as a player, coach, and a person so far.
“We are under no elusion of the challenge at hand as we face Ayr, the current Sprint champions, at home on Friday night but we are looking forward to starting the season strong.
“We have put the hard work in off the season and now this is what it’s all about.”