London Scottish Lions RFC
|Full name||London Scottish Lions Rugby Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Lions, Scottish|
|Location||Richmond, Richmond upon Thames, London, England|
|Ground(s)||Athletic Ground (Capacity: 4,500 (1,000 seated))|
History[edit | edit source]
Founding (2018)[edit | edit source]
After experiencing some difficult seasons in leagues of varying ability and organisation, London Scottish FC decided to change its strategy for its senior amateur rugby. James Warnette, Ben Edwards, Phil Stokes and Dave Plastow were tasked to create a new club and enter an amateur team into the RFU league system in a bid to provided better rugby for players over 18 that were not of the level for the PRO club.
By the regulations laid out by the RFU, this required London Scottish to cut its links with the new team, and so the London Scottish Lions were formed. A difficult decision, but one required to improve the level of amateur rugby for up and coming young stars, ex-internationals looking to play at a reasonable level, and former local and national level club players still wishing to play the game.
Over the summer of 2018, the new club, the London Scottish Lions, was formed. The team uses a variation of the London Scottish brand, licensed by the PRO Club, and will continue to play its home games at the Richmond Athletic Association Ground in Richmond, Surrey. It is however a separate club, with different executive officers, committee and financing.
Early history[edit | edit source]
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In their first year, the Lions won the Herts/Middlesex 2 title outright and unbeaten, and achieved promotion with their 2s to MMT 1, via a play-off game. The Lions also won the Middlesex Vase.
Current staff[edit | edit source]
- Head Coach - David Box
- Assistant Coach - Fraser Lyle
- 1st Team Manager - TBC
- 2s Coach - TBC
- 2s Team Manager – Ian MacFarlane-Bowman
- S&C Lead - Ollie Adams
[edit | edit source]
- Official Site
- Official Instagram Page
- - LSFC Cover Lions Launch
- RFU Herts Middlesex Final Standings 2018/19
- Middlesex Vase Match Report by Hendon RFC
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