Local hero praised by rugby legend Ally Kellock

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TRIBUTE has been paid to a local hero by Scotland lock and Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock.

He heaped praised on Jim Adams, a volunteer at Allan Glen’s RFC – Kellock’s old club – after Jim was named RBS Club Volunteer of the Month.

Jim was nominated for his work chasing up players from the Bishopbriggs club in both first and second XVs regarding availability and for memberships, as well as attending to the pitches to ensure they are playable.

He even washes the team’s kit after matches!

Jim, a health and safety worker with Glasgow City Council, started as a player during his time with the RBS West Region Division 1 club – which has spanned 25 years.

“I know Jim very well through Allan Glen’s,” said Kellock.

“When I think of Allan Glen’s I think of Jim. Probably because I always think of him wearing the kit! He wears a replica shirt everywhere and always seems to have it on.

“Jim is a great club guy. He’s the type of person who makes the club run and doesn’t really get a lot of recognition, so for him to be receiving this award is terrific.”

Jim will get a table at the annual Scottish Rugby Club Awards Dinner, at Murrayfield on May 31, where he will be in with a chance of winning RBS Club Volunteer of the Season award.

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