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Adam Gray 1959 – 2020

Club News | 26th Mar 2020

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Adam Gray, Ingleston Farm, on 25th March 2020.

Adam passed way in hospital following complications after heart surgery. Survived by his loving wife Lissie and his children Georgina and Cameron Gray.

Adam was a family man with a real passion for rugby, especially in the South West of Scotland.
Adam played with the 1st XV from 1982 -1992 before being forced to retire due to injury, captaining the side during 1987-89 seasons.

He then took up coaching within the club, helping Davie Fulton during his reign, before taking over as head coach between 1992 – 2005. During that time the club won various local and national accolades which resulted in Adam being recognised by winning the BT National League Coach of the year in 2005.

He went on to work for Scottish Rugby as performance Development Manager from 2006 till 2010, before moving back full time to the family farm to spend more time at home.

He took great pride in watching Gina and Cammy grow up and with them established as upstanding citizens, he decided to get back into rugby- this time as a policy maker. He was elected onto the SRU Council in 2015 representing the area he loved, Glasgow South. His hard work was recognised again and he was elected by his fellow council members to the SRU board in 2018.

Adam was a prominent character in the farming world, chaired the parent council at Borgue Primary, was a member of the Borgue community council and, of course, Kirkcudbright Golf Course

The club would like to extend its condolences to the family.

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