Development Officer

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Andrew Duncan

Rugby History – Andy has been playing Rugby at Ardrossan Accies Rugby Club since Primary 4 (aged 7). Andy had great success at Club level with a great coaching and playing team resulting in being crowned Scottish Champions at U13 and from there regularly making the national semi finals at top club level. He also played Rugby at Ardrossan Academy throughout his School time. At U16 level he trialled for Glasgow Giants after periods in the Ayrshire Kestrel District sides where unfortunately my pathway career was ended! Andy moved into senior rugby at 17 where the Club were sitting in the then 4th tier of Scottish Rugby and just won the Bowl Competition the season previous. Since then he has enjoyed lots of success at senior rugby both in the team and at a personal level twice winning Player of the Year and given the honor of Captaining the side in 2010/11 season. In the summer of 2010 Andy enjoyed a season of Rugby in New Zealand playing for Rangataua and training with the Inside Running Academy at Bay of Plenty which was one of his experiences in Rugby. Before becoming Development Officer at Ardrossan, Andy was an Electrician after completing an apprenticeship with Ronnie Duncan Electrician (yes his dad!) for 6 years. He also played alot of sport when he was younger playing football untill U15 at club level while playing throughout School, also playing basketball and various sports at P.E.

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Jordan Patterson – Apprentice

Jordan has played rugby for almost a year. He started rugby through the Duke of Edinburgh at Auchinharvie and plays in the Winger position. Like many Jordan has made the transition from football to rugby, Why? you may ask. He used to play in goals for his school and as he continued training with rugby he became a lot more interested in rugby than football and made the change which he feels was worth it!! He says there is a lot of things in rugby that you don’t find in football, for example, the team after a game, the excitement is unbelievable and the relationship you develop within the team is unbreakable. After rugby, Jordan usually likes to go out with his friends. He mostly likes to game a lot – “if I ain’t training I am gaming”. He is looking forward to getting more people into rugby and gain the recognition it deserves!.

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