John Muir is Stewartry Rugby Club Development Officer. Originally from Irvine in Ayrshire John was keen to move down to Castle Douglas and work with Stewartry RFC. Having grown up in Ayrshire, an area with strong football links, John played football with Crosshouse and Cunningham District. At 12 he turned to Rugby. John started playing for an Irvine/Kilmarnock side. During his first year in Irvine Royal Academy John was keen to get a school team started. So he gathered 18 of his classmates and approached the principle PE teacher and asked if he would start a team. With no rugby experience the teacher couldn't coach the team but encouraged the boys to keep an interest. John then approached a coach at Irvine, Tam Henning, to coach the school team and he agreed.