Cambuslang are delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Docherty as forwards coach for the 2018-19 season.
Stuart was a community coach for Irvine Rugby Club for 7 years working within various schools in the local community. During his playing career he played mostly for Irvine however 2 years ago decided to challenge himself at a higher level with Ardrossan Accies playing in both National 2 and National 3. Stuart who is UKCC Level 2 coach has decided to focus on his coaching career with a move into senior coaching.
Following his first session Stuart commented “This will be my first step into senior coaching however I’m keen to use my knowledge and experience to help Cambuslang develop as a unit and team. I will be looking to help Cambuslang improve in the tight and loose, so teams know when they face us they are in for a tough afternoon.”
He continued “I’m very excited about the season ahead and I hope the players buy into what I can offer, and that they believe in themselves that they are good enough to achieve and need to want to achieve.”
On the appointment Head Coach Jamie Seery said “I’m delighted to welcome Stuart to Cambuslang and I’m certain he can help the squad improve on last season’s performances with the experience he brings”
All Cambuslang players must register with the new SCRUMS system which has been rolled out by the SRU. Your details will likely still be on our system but you must register and confirm you are playing for Cambuslang and activate your account. If you don’t register we will not be able to submit you on the team sheets.
Here we are at the start of season 2018-19 and it is only July when Wimbledon and World Cup fever grips the nation !
The players have had their first training session and numbers attending were encouraging.
We managed to retain our Division 1 West standing and look forward to locking horns with many of last seasons’ teams along with National 3 relegated Dalziel and Division 2 promoted Strathendrick and Cumnock.
We are eager to maintain, at the least, last season’s position and all going well, move up the league but need to recruit new players at all levels and just as importantly coaches with experience to achieve this goal.
At senior level the the club is particularly keen to recruit a forwards coach and increase the small pool of players that gave sterling service last season.
Also for the first time we are aiming this season to attract girls and women alike as the popularity of women rugby increases in many clubs throughout the country and beyond and are extremely fortunate that an SRU appointed representative and current woman player will spearhead this initiative at Cambuslang.
We would be extremely keen to hear from anyone that can help in whatever capacity, to contact the club as soon as possible. For more information contact numbers of committee members are available under the heading ABOUT THE CLUB
Important win for Cambuslang last night as they battled to a 22-12 victory against Annan.
Coach Jamie Seery commented after the game “An outstanding effort tonight in defence. We were missing a few key players with our back 3 all flankers which have been the story of the season at points. However, the lads stood up and battled to stay in West 1 next season. Hopefully, this result now means that will be the case, which is something the lads can build on for next season.”
He continued “while we technically still have one game to be played I would like to thank the players for their effort this season, also our sports therapist Kat Clark for keeping our small squad playing. Plus our supporters especially those who travel hours to away games to support the players.”
Cambuslang’s last game is against Oban with the game still to be scheduled.
Cambuslang Rugby Club head coach Jamie Seery is confident his side can avenge their weekend defeat to Annan in their rematch tonight. A depleted Coats Park outfit lost 42-10 to their Dumfriesshire opponents, knowing a win would all but secure their safety from relegation. The Cambus failed to score in the first half but came out of the traps quickly after the half-time interval. Chad McGlame and Louis Senter managed to bag a try each in the opening exchanges of the second 40 minutes. However, costly errors were once again Cambuslang’s downfall as they fell to their 15th loss of the season and coach Seery told the Reformer: “I’m disappointed with the result. We were hoping to get as much as five points which would have made a big difference in terms of whether we were staying up or not. “We created plenty of opportunities but made silly mistakes and lost momentum. It was pretty tough. We came out in the second half and scored two quick tries but they ended up running away with it in the end. “We didn’t have a full squad, we only had 16 players. So you were asking players to play a full 80 minutes when they are not used to that. And Annan are a decent side. We need to pick ourselves up and focus on Wednesday.”
Cambuslang are due to play Annan tonight but await the news of their unscheduled meeting with Oban Lorne. According to Seery, the deadline for fixtures in the BT West League Division 1 are to be played by May 20, putting their clash with relegation-threatened Oban in doubt. But the Cambuslang coach is aware a win against Annan this evening will render their final match meaningless for his men. He explained: “We are meant to play Annan on Wednesday and Oban on the Saturday but nothing has been confirmed and it needs to be played before the cut off date on May 20 which creates an issue, “But our focus is just on the Annan game, if we get the win and Oban lose their next game that guarantees we stay up. We should have a strong squad back for this game. We know if we win, that game with Oban will not affect us at all.”
Cambuslang Rugby Club head coach Jamie Seery reckons they are one point from safety. The Cambus thrashed struggling Helensburgh 76-26 on Saturday to take them 12 points clear of the drop zone. And even with the disappointment of conceding so many, he hailed his side’s improvement since the 76-0 humiliation to Garnock. He said: “We were delighted to come away with five points which could obviously be vital. We played some good rugby. We’re disappointed to concede the tries but the guys played well. It was pleasing to come back from the loss in the previous game. We were missing a few and basically had a full team of forwards so the result was expected. So to bounce back and get a similar result in our favour was good.”
Seery hopes to tighten up the defence and for a repeat offensive performance in this weekend’s vital clash. “We’ve not played Annan yet but we’ll be going down there with a strong side and we know a win could keep us up. We’ll need to make sure we’re up for the challenge.”