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Chalmers to leave Melrose

Ayr v Melrose. Premier League. Melrose coach Craig Chalmers speaks to his players after their defeat. 
Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 5th Jan 2013

Ayr v Melrose. Premier League. Melrose coach Craig Chalmers speaks to his players after their defeat. Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 5th Jan 2013

CRAIG CHALMERS will leave his position of Head Coach at Melrose RFC at the end of the season.

Speaking from The Greenyards Craig Chalmers said “I have made the decision to move to London for personal reasons. I have accepted a rugby position in that area and look forward to the new challenges that lie ahead.

“It has been an honour to have coached Melrose during such a successful period of its history, however, the time is right for me to move on”.

Responding to Craig’s statement John Reed (President, Melrose RFC) said “Craig has been an outstanding servant of Melrose RFC both as a player and coach. No one is more passionate about Scottish rugby than Craig.”

Chalmers leaves having led the club to two Championships, four Cup Finals, three years of British and Irish Cup involvement and an outstanding record on the sevens circuit including winning the club’s own tournament.

As a player he won six Championships, The National Cup and two Melrose Sevens winners’ medals.

“Quite simply his record speaks for itself and he is undoubtedly the most successful individual our club has ever produced,” added Reed.

“Everyone at the club wishes him well and the best of luck for the future.”

Craig will fulfil his league and cup commitments at the Greenyards until the end of the season when John Dalziel will take on the position as Head Coach of Melrose RFC.

 

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