A new agreement has been signed between the Royal Navy and Glasgow Hawks Rugby Club.
Rear Admiral John Weale, Flag Officer for Scotland and Northern Ireland and Kenny Hamilton, President of Glasgow Hawks Rugby Football Club signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which aims to further establish and advance the sport in the community and enrich both organisations through the sharing of skills, training and coaching.
“This is an exciting initiative and has enormous mutual benefit,” said Mr Hamilton.
“Hawks is a proven pathway to the top end of the game in Scotland with ten Hawks players moving on to full-time contracts over the last two seasons
“Our hope is that we can help some of the Royal Navy’s top performers on that pathway. In addition this strengthens the community links that the Royal Navy in Scotland already has. We look forward to developing this relationship over the next five years.”
The agreement will reaffirm the long standing relationship which already exists between the Royal Navy in Scotland and the Glasgow Hawks and both say they will benefit from the arrangement.
Rear Admiral Weale said: “The Royal Navy is growing in Scotland and for many of my people Glasgow is their home.
“I will be incredibly proud of any of my sailors or marines able to pull on a Hawks strip and play rugby at such a good level.
“The Hawks are great ambassadors for the game with a track record of producing talent for the highest levels of Scottish rugby.”