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. He 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 our 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.
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.
In response to his promotion John Dalziel said “I have really enjoyed working with Craig and we have achieved a lot together. To be asked to make the transition from player coach to head coach at Melrose is a challenge and responsibility I look forward to. This club does not stand still, believing in a high work ethic and that it has to be forward thinking to remain successful. To be appointed Head Coach at Melrose is a great opportunity and one I relish”.
Mike Dalgetty (Director of Rugby)