Going for promotion

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AS FAR as Andy Henderson is concerned, there’s some unfinished business to take care of.

Andy joined GHA at the end of last season, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the game.

Capped 53 times for Scotland and playing for nine seasons with Glasgow Warriors, GHA knew he would be one they could count on.

The aim was to achieve promotion out of the third tier of Scottish rugby.

Alterations to the structure of the competition meant this was not to be.

However, there is one promotion spot up for grabs and Andy is determined this season he and his team mates will grasp it.

Andy said: “Last season we couldn’t get promoted, which took a bit of a shine off the league.

“It was a shame that there wasn’t that kind of motivation to get up a division.

“This year is going to be different.

“This season it will be the top team that will go up.

“It will be a tough competition – really good teams have come down to our league”.

Andy predicts a very tough season ahead and realises there will be hard battles to be fought.

However, he believes GHA has a good mix of youth and experience and that his squad will be one to be reckoned with.

He concluded: “I think our goal of gaining promotion this season is more than achievable”.

And Andy is no stranger to the big crowds, having played at every level of the game, but he appreciates whatever local support the club can muster.

He said: “I’d love to see more people come down and support us.

“We play an exciting brand of rugby, the facilities at the club are great and it is a great way to support the club and the rugby community”.

GHA’s opening match is at home to Dalziel on Saturday, August 25.

Last season, GHA had the upper hand over Dalziel home and away and will be looking for a win in their opening match to set the standard for the rest of the year.