Hillhead Jordanhill RFC

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Full name Hillhead-Jordanhill Rugby Football Club
Union Scottish Rugby Union
Founded 1988 (merger)
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Ground(s) Hughenden
Coach(es) Scotland Bill McDonald
Scotland Chris Reid
League(s) Scottish National League Division Two
2015–16 10th
Official website

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.


The club was formed by the merger of Jordanhill RFC (the rugby club of Jordanhill College) and Hillhead RFC, in 1988.

The culmination of season 2009–10 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 2nd XV 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 2nd XV 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.

The years from 2011 to 2015 were difficult ones for the club and culminated in relegation from the National League at the end of season 2014–15. Similar fortunes were experienced by the 2nd XV

Club Honours[edit]

  • 2009–10: Winners of Premier Division 3

Notable former players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

Scottish internationalists[edit]

Glasgow Warriors[edit]

Glasgow District players[edit]

  • Scotland David Jackson


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