New man Neil leads Dalziel into action

New Dalziel coach Neil Livett, centre, with club president Rod Harris, left, and vice-president Drew Moonie.
New Dalziel coach Neil Livett, centre, with club president Rod Harris, left, and vice-president Drew Moonie.

DALZIEL Rugby Club have welcomed new coach Neil Livett as they begin preparations for the forthcoming season.

The new man has coaching experience in England and the USA, and the Dalziel selection committee were impressed with his passion, energy and commitment.

Livett has already met some of the club’s senior players and coaches to discus ideas and introduced himself at the mini section agm, putting forward his views on the game to those present.

New club president Rod Harris said: ”Neil has a CV that boasts a lot of coaching experience recently in the USA and before that in York.

“He has qualifications in various rugby-related areas including strength and conditioning, rugby 7s and coach education. He is very organised and has a clear player-centred approach.”

Livett will meet players next week before formally starting coaching at pre-season training on Tuesday, July 3.

In addition to normal rugby training, there are sessions organised to aid the club ahead of the new season. These are swimming-based training at Bellshill’s Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex, ‘body attack’ and strength and conditioning at Motherwell College and mixed martial arts sessions led by 1st XV captain Craig Simmonds.

As part of Livett’s introduction to the club, there will be an internal selection game on August 4. During this game referee Gus Tweedale will introduce and explain the new laws being trialled by the International Rugby Board.