John is the team manager of the BATs Under-15s squad. He is also an active (in his opinion) referee and referee educator. He doesn’t get many Christmas cards.
His playing career was spent in the lower reaches of the Welsh and Scottish game, including both Edinburgh Accies and Lismore, plus guest appearances for teams such as the French ‘Bolied Eggs’ and the Ulster Inland Revenue! Most team mates and opponents would describe him as ‘a narky little shit’.
He also founded the rugby charity ‘Hearts and Balls’ in 1999 and has been involved with a number of other charities. He currently chairs the Scran Academy (a social enterprise working with young people in North Edinburgh) is a board member of the Leith Trust and is currently working as part of the team to develop a rugby-focused Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.