Scottish international stars visit rugby club in Bishopbriggs

Glasgow Warriors visit
Glasgow Warriors visit

A squad of rugby-daft youngsters were delighted to welcome some real-life Warriors to their club on Sunday.

It was a fantastic day at the Bearyards, in Bishopbriggs, on Sunday when, along with great weather, the boys of Allan Glen’s Rugby Academy were visited by five of the current Glasgow Warriors squad.

Former Scotland National team captain Al Kellock, returned to his spiritual rugby home along with British and Irish Lion, Stuart Hogg.

Rob Harley, Matt Smith and Tommy Spinks also were present to delight the young Glen’s boys.

All age groups were visited throughout the training sessions, from pre-school Rascals up to the U15 boys.

The Warriors spent three hours of their Sunday off, giving words of wisdom to the youngsters of Bishopbriggs and answering questions from all the age groups.

All the kids were delighted to have their shirts signed by the lads. Some boots were signed and even the odd sock.

Glen’s Academy President, Michael Alfer, said afterwards, “At Allan Glen’s we are always delighted to see Alastair come back to his home club, and The

Warriors allowing five of their squad to come along, was an extra special surprise for the young Glen’s Boys.

“The U15 group were especially engaged as they realised that with Matt Smith being a Warrior and only a few years older than them, they can see what can happen when you remain dedicated and work hard at your sport.

“We feel very lucky that The Warriors chose to visit Allan Glen’s on this occasion and we never take it for granted.

“The young rugby players of Bishopbriggs were very honoured by the visit and I would like to express our thanks to them. “