The club are delighted to announce the appointment of Gordon Shepherd as the new coach for the Bromac Men's 1st XI squad. As the current Scotland Senior Ladies coach, Gordon brings with him a wealth of experience and this will complement the squad as they look to build on last years success. Previous to his appointment as Scotland Ladies coach, Gordon had a successful spell with Clydesdale Men and spent 4 years as Senior Men’s assistant coach, during which he worked with several of the current Kelburne squad.
With the club returning to the EHL and looking to be successful here and continue our run of 12 successive league titles, the process of recruiting a new coach has been an ongoing process, with President Mark Fulton commenting,
“As a club we identified the need to recruit an off-field coach to take the squad in a different direction whilst also building on the treble-winning success of Chris Nelson and Iain Scholefield during last season. We are very confident this marque recruitment of Gordon will provide further benefit to the squad of players at our disposal and keep us at the forefront in the coming years ahead. From our first meeting with Gordon, it was clear there was a shared vision for the direction of the club and everyone at Kelburne is very excited to have him on board”
Speaking about his appointment, Shepherd said
“I am delighted to be working with Kelburne to further develop what is an already successful club. There is a good group of experienced players and talented youngsters and this makes for an exciting blend. I intend to challenge all the players to drive for more success domestically and also at European level.”
Preparations for the new season are well underway, leading up to the start of the season and the EHL in October.