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Wrapped in Rugby free pdf My book, or memoir, is mainly a very light hearted look at my rugby union experiences both on and off the field. My stories began in 1958 when I was 10 and a pupil at George Heriot's school in Edinburgh. As I started to recount my early experiences in rugby union lots of other general boyhood, adolescent and later more adult moments came to mind. Some stories have nothing to do with rugby but I thought they might bring a smile to the faces of some people as they may see themselves in similar circumstances. My Rugby stories include my times at Heriot's School, Heriot's Former Pupils Rugby Club, Nottinghamians RFC, Aberdeenshire RFC and Mackie Academy FPRFC in Stonehaven. I was president of Mackie Academy FPRFC twice and in that period I met many famous International players from all of the then Five Nations as they kindly agreed to speak at the club dinners. They include Scottish stars Andy Irvine, Jim Telfer, Jim Aitken, Iain Milne and his brothers Kenny and David. Fran Cotton of England and Gareth Edwards of Wales also graced the Mackie dinners. Jo Maso the famous French Centre also features in the book as I recount an amazing story involving him and Mackie Academy FP's . I was employed as Secretary and General Manager of Heriot's Rugby Club from 1998 to 2004 and in that time I had the privilege of meeting players from all over the world as they trained with their International colleagues at Heriot's school playing fields, Goldenacre. Towards the end of my tenure at Heriot's I was close to much of the turmoil that beset the Scottish Rugby Union and Scottish club rugby. Heriot's were largely responsible for halting a likely meltdown of the Scottish Rugby Union in 2004/2005 and I tell that story at the end of my book. Rugby kicks of the book and closes it too so I have called my memoir Wrapped in Rugby.

About MR Douglas Scott Bruce

Douglas S Bruce was born in 1948 in the Goldenacre area of Edinburgh. He was educated at George Heriot's School where he learned to play rugby union and also trained to become a British Junior hurdles champion. After leaving school he played for Heriot's Former Pupils Rugby Club and then Notts rugby Club, Nottinghamians, Aberdeenshire and finally Mackie Academy FPRFC in Stonehaven. He was President of Mackie FP's twice. Douglas was employed by The Standard Life Assurance Company for most of his working life in Aberdeen but the company returned him to Edinburgh for a year before he retired early and took up the management of Heriot's Rugby Club. After running the club successfully for seven years he and his late wife Rosemary retired to Skye where they ran a popular bed and breakfast business. Rosemary died suddenly in 2009 and Douglas retired completely and spent most of his spare moments completing Wrapped in Rugby

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Author : MR Douglas Scott Bruce
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 01 November 2013
ISBN : 1492154326
EAN : 9781492154327
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    Downloadable Book. My book, or memoir, is mainly a very light hearted look at my rugby union experiences both on and off the field. My stories began in 1958 when I was 10 and a pupil at George Heriot'