All those involved in rugby league in Scotland are celebrating the return of Fife Lions. The Lions were one of the strongest rugby league clubs in Scotland during their previous existence, winning 2 National League Championships and being runners up 4 times. They also had a number of senior caps and A team players.
As everyone involved in the sport in Scotland works to build a stronger, more sustainable rugby league community, a number of ex Fife Lions players and officials have been working behind the scenes to reestablish the club. They have been very patient and rather than rush into things in 2018 they have ensured that they are in a good place to start playing competitive fixtures in 2019. They will play their home fixtures at the Dunfermline Community Sports Hub which is an excellent community sports facility.
The key people behind the reestablishment of the club are
Club President – John McColl
Director Rugby – Jimmy Glover
Treasurer – Iain Lawson
Secretary – Dan Woodhouse
Head Coaches – Scott MacGillivray and Andy Brown
Assistant Coaches – Kevin Daglish and James Smith
Media – Mark Dobson
Keith Hogg, Chair Scotland Rugby League said
We are really pleased to welcome Fife Lions back to the Scotland Rugby League community. They have a great history in the sport that can now be built on. With Glasgow RL also playing their first competitive fixtures in 2019 including playing in the North East Cup and Edinburgh Eagles playing in the North East League and Cup these are encouraging times for all the volunteers who put so much time and effort into supporting the sport in Scotland.
Team Name: Fife Lions
Nickname: The Lions
Ground: Dunfermline Community Sports Hub
Scottish National League Champions (2): 2004, 2006. Runners Up (4): 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008