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Atlanta Renegades Welcome New Head Coach and former All Black, Gordon MacPherson

New coach breathes new life into Atlanta’s original Rugby Football Club

Atlanta, August 7, 2015--  The Atlanta Renegades Rugby Football Club is thrilled to announce the appointment of highly successful rugby coach Gordon MacPherson as new head coach of their team.  MacPherson, a New Zealand native makes his coaching debut in Atlanta via Glasgow, Scotland where he was most recently the head coach for GHA.

During his playing days, Gordon Macpherson was lock having represented Poverty Bay (1983-1984) and Otago (1985-1993) at a provincial level. He was capped with the New Zealand All Blacks, a test against France in 1986, prior to an injury setback. http://stats.allblacks.com/asp/Profile.asp?ABID=524

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with The Atlanta Renegades RFC and to lead the team into a victorious 2015-2016 and beyond season,” said Gordon MacPherson.  “We are looking to maximize the current talent on the team and to grow in order to attract even more talented ruggers.”

The Renegades were originally formed in Atlanta in 1971 with a simple mission:  Work Hard, Play Hard and Have Fun.  The team has done just that throughout the decades participating in and winning multiple play-off titles while travelling the world to secure themselves as Atlanta’s original Rugby Football Club.  

“MacPherson brings a host of experience and accomplishments that will make him a huge asset to our club,” remarked David Knicely, Atlanta Renegades Club President.

Your Atlanta Renegades conduct open practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 PM at the Atlanta Silverbacks Stadium located at 3200 Northcrest Road, Atlanta.  The public is welcome to watch or to try out to join the internationally talented team with a distinctive homegrown heritage. 

For more information, please use the contact form provided on the website

 

Gordon plans to resume his playing career with the Atlanta Renegades Old Boys team (ORBS) during their upcoming trip to Aspen Ruggerfest. 






Team CIPP Registration through USA Rugby link is here:
https://www.allplayers.com/g/atlanta_renegades_rugby_football_club-80302_2013/register?destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.allplayers.com%2Fg%2Fusarugby_2013%2Fregister&from=4d4b5e95-026a-11e3-9d8d-22000a929134
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The photo below is from around 1979 Renegades in the Final  vs Palmer College at The Renegades "Peachtree Invitational Rugby Tournament"
 
   
 
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