Hillhead Jordanhill RFC

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Hillhead-Jordanhill
Full name Hillhead-Jordanhill Rugby Football Club
Union Scottish Rugby Union
Founded 1988 (merger)
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Ground(s) 32 Hughenden Road, Glasgow
Coach(es) Scotland Bill McDonald Scotland Chris Reid
League(s) RBS National League
Official website
www.hjrfc.com

Hillhead-Jordanhill Rugby Football Club, also known as Hills, is a Scottish National League rugby union club based in Glasgow, Scotland. The club was founded in 1988 and have played at their current home ground, Hughenden in the West End of Glasgow since then. Despite their name the club is not located in either Hillhead or Jordanhill, although the pre-merger clubs did have historical links with these areas. Hughenden is located in Hyndland.

History[edit]

The club was formed by the merger of Jordanhill RFC (the rugby club of Jordanhill College) and Hillhead RFC, in 1988, although obviously these two clubs were older.

Hills is a thriving club and new players of all ages and abilities are always made to feel very welcome when they come along and join in. For the season 2010-2011 the club will run three competitive senior men's teams, one competitive senior ladies team and a social senior men's team. So there will be something for everyone who wants to be involved.

The culmination of season 2009-2010 saw the club win the Scottish Premiership Division Three championship. The following season the club consolidated their position back in Scottish Premiership Division Two with a new coaching team made up of Grant Sweenie and Colin Dickson as joint head coaches. The 2ndXV under Gareth Morris and Stuart Torbet had a strong season ending with promotion to the top reserve league.

Season 2011-12 saw a change to the coaching team with Grant Sweenie stepping down due to work commitments and another former Hills player, Derek Busby, taking over as head coach assisted by Colin Dickson. The 2ndXV also saw a change in coaching personnel with Gareth Morris stepping down due to work commitments with the new coaching team comprising club stalwarts Stuart Torbet and Murray Bell.

Club Honours[edit]

  • 2008/09 - 3rd in Premier Division 3
  • 2009/10 - Winners of Premier Division 3
  • 2010/11 - 6th in Premier Division 2
  • 2011/12 - 8th in Premier Division 2
  • 2012/13 - 5th in National League (Former Premier Division 2)
  • 2013/14 - 9th in National League

Notable former players[edit]

Since the restructuring of the game in Scotland, the route for club players to gain international honours is via the game's professional tier, therefore it is unlikely that any future player will be selected for international rugby directly from the club. As the club was formed from the merger of two earlier clubs, the list below has been structured to show those players selected from each of those clubs as well as former players of the merged club who have all gone on to receive higher honours.

Jordanhill RFC:

Hillhead RFC:

Hillhead/Jordanhill RFC:

Coaching staff[edit]

  • 2006/07 Aaron Collins & Mike Blackie
  • 2007/08 Keith Robertson & Grant Sweenie
  • 2008/09 Keith Robertson & Grant Sweenie
  • 2009/10 Keith Robertson & Grant Sweenie
  • 2010/11 Grant Sweenie & Colin Dickson
  • 2011/12 Derek Busby & Colin Dickson
  • 2012/13 Derek Busby & Colin Dickson
  • 2013/14 Colin Dickson & John McConnell
  • 2014/15 Bill McDonald & Chris Reid

1st XV Player of the Year[edit]

  • 2000/2001 Dougie Hall
  • 2001/2002 Phillip Price
  • 2002/2003 Brian O'Neill
  • 2003/2004 Will Marshall
  • 2004/2005 Cammy Kerr
  • 2005/2006 Stuart Ross
  • 2006/2007 Cammy Kerr
  • 2007/2008 Stuart Ross
  • 2008/2009 David Armstrong
  • 2009/2010 Stuart Rose
  • 2010/2011 Gus Twaddle
  • 2011/2012 Haddon McPherson
  • 2012/2013 David Armstrong

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