Dee Bradbury Becomes SRU President

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6 August 2018

Dee Bradbury, representing Oban Lorne RFC, has become the first female president of a Tier 1 rugby nation. The historic appointment was ratified at Scottish Rugby’s 2018 AGM. Bradbury will serve a two-year term.

Describing her intention to represent Scotland’s clubs and advance Scotland’s standing on the international stage, Dee takes on the role previously held by Rob Flockhart, the out-going president from Boroughmuir, having previously been voted as vice-president in 2016.

Scottish Rugby president, Dee Bradbury, said: “I am humbled to be appointed as Scottish Rugby president today and promise to work diligently with all of our stakeholders in order to continue our progress at home and on the international stage.

“As president, it is my job to represent Scotland’s rugby clubs and ensure their voices are heard. This is something I intend to do with honesty, transparency and objectivity.”

Dee currently sits as Scottish Rugby’s representative to Rugby Europe and is also on its women’s committee. A founding member of the women’s section at Oban Lorne RFC, Dee is now the club’s honorary president.

She was a police officer with Strathclyde Police and latterly Police Scotland and is now retired. An accomplished athlete, Dee has represented Scotland and GB in athletics and previously managed Scotland Women U18.

Ian Barr from Lasswade RFC was voted as vice-president, also on a two-year term.

 

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