London Scottish Director of Rugby David Morris to leave the club – The Scrum Magazine

Dave Morris, Director of Rugby at London Scottish, has today tendered his resignation from his role at the helm of the Championship club.

He will leave his post officially on 30 June 2019. 

As a result of family illness, Morris’ wife and two young children moved back to the Loughborough area in December 2018 with the Director of Rugby having to manage a long-distance arrangement, balancing working and family life.

Morris joined London Scottish in June 2017 from Loughborough University where he had been Director of Rugby for 11 years.

In his time at the club, he had responsibility for all aspects of rugby, overseeing the evolution of the Lions, growing Mini, Junior, Colts and Girls rugby, while also expanding the club’s Community Programme.

And this year, he coached the Exiles to their first Melrose 7s competition since 1965.

Paul Burnell, Club President, commented: “Dave’s contribution to London Scottish rugby has been very significant and we are all very sorry to see him go.

“Dave, Charlie and their two young sons will always be welcome back to London Scottish.”

Reflecting on his time at London Scottish, Morris said: “It’s been a hugely rewarding experience working as Director of Rugby over the whole club.

“For me, rugby clubs are about people and London Scottish is full of remarkable people whether they are players, staff, volunteers or supporters.

“My sincere thanks go out to everyone in the London Scottish family for all your passion, hard work, humour and support. At this time I have to prioritise my family but I leave with some great experiences, memories and friendships from right across the club.”

Image caption: Dave Morris will be leaving London Scottish at the end of June. Credit: London Scottish

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