29 Sep Head Coach Scrivener secured for two more years
We are pleased to announce Nick Scrivener current coaching director and head coach, has recommitted to the club for a further two season until the end of the 2023 season.
Scrivener re-joined his old club in 2018, following an international coaching career including Assistant Coach and Coaching Coordinator with the Wallabies, Head Coach roles in Edinburgh and with Scotland A and then with Toyota in Japan’s top league. In recent years, Scrivener has overseen the promotion of youth and development programs within Vikings whilst claiming multiple minor premierships, grand final births and premierships across the clubs grades.
In 2021, Vikings 1st Grade claimed their fourth minor premiership in four years under Scrivener and were locked in for a double chance at another Grand Final and Premiership tilt before the COVID lockdown in the ACT derailed the John I Dent season for the first time in 77 years (1944).
Scrivener sees some unfinished business with Vikings and is looking forward to the clubs investment in youth shining through in 2022 and beyond, “I’m enormously grateful to be able to continue with a club that I joined from school in 1989. We have a proud history and have worked hard over the last period of time to ensure our club continues to be a place where players and support staff enjoy their rugby experiences, have the opportunity to develop and progress, play in successful teams and where everyone is proud to be part of our Vikings family. We will continue to strive for excellence in performance, whilst facilitating programs to foster the development of our next generation. Rugby in Canberra is very strong and improves every year. I look forward to working with everyone within our club to ensure Vikings continues to be a force”.
Viking’s President Brendan Allardyce commented “On behalf of the whole Vikings Rugby family, I welcome Nick’s commitment to staying at the club for at least another two seasons. Undoubtedly, he had other opportunities but committing to us ensures a stable and harmonious club moving forward. Scriv has applied himself wholeheartedly to ensure our players, coaches and support staff are perfectly prepared in a very tough JID environment and he continues to lead our programs as a seasoned professional with a real empathy for our community. Our players love tapping into his technical and tactical knowledge, and you can see the results in so many of our players representing at Brumbies, Wallabies, Wallaroos and International level in 2021. I know the committee, players, coaches, support staff, sponsors, juniors, old boys, members and supporters will all join me in congratulating Scriv and looking forward to what we might be able to achieve in the next couple of years under his direction”. Allardyce said.
The club are still in the selection process for a new Rugby Admin Manager with a formal announcement due in the next few weeks. In addition, keep an eye on the clubs socials and website for upcoming events (aligned to what is allowed under an easing of ACT Public Health restrictions), including the clubs Annual General Meeting on 18 November 2021.