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Role of the Rugby Development Manager
Scottish Rugby has ambitious targets for the growth of rugby throughout the country and it is the job of the Rugby Development Manager to work with Schools, Clubs, Local Authorities and other key stakeholders to achieve these targets in Tayside & Fife.
As part of the SportTayside & Fife team the Rugby Development Manager is responsible for managing Scottish Rugby’s partnerships with the four Local Authorities in Tayside & Fife and to contribute to the day to day line management of the Jointly Funded Development Officers and SVQ Community Coaches working in Tayside & Fife. The Rugby Development Manager works with all clubs in the area through individual club meetings and the Regional Development Groups to ensure assistance with all aspects of club development such as, facilities and coach and official education to ensure that rugby clubs are sustainable and at the centre of their communities.
Rugby Development Manager
Doc McKelvey joined the SportTayside & Fife team as Scottish Rugby Regional Development Manager in August 2008. Doc joined the team from Murrayfield where he spent 6 months working in the Coach Education Department as Coach Development Officer, before this he was a member of the Tayside & Fife Rugby Development Team having spent three years working as Rugby Development Officer at Perthshire RFC where he led a team of five SVQ’s to deliver one of Scotland’s largest rugby development programmes. Doc is still involved in playing the occasional game for his club, Perthshire, and coaches on the national Player Pathway with the Tayside Tigers.
Scottish Rugby Regional Development Manager
SportTayside & Fife