Players from Ellon RFC and Fraserburgh RFC have been selected to be part of Scottish Rugby’s new youth panel.
Sixteen regional representatives have been chosen to help shape the future of the sport.
Josh Andrew will represent Ellon and Morgyn Brown for Fraserburgh.
The new panel members include players, match officials and coaches with a wide range of rugby experience, hailing from across the country.
Appointed for the next two seasons, the youth panel will provide a platform for youth perspectives to be heard and understood.
The group will also influence a number of Scottish rugby decisions by working alongside the Rugby Development Department.
Josh (18) has been a sports enthusiast from an early age, involved in judo, badminton, football and rugby.
Starting out at Banff RFC in 2008, he now plays his senior rugby with Ellon RFC.
His passion for the game doesn’t stop at the game. Over the years he has supported local clubs including Banff and Huntly as referees and coaches, working with various age groups from minis to under 16 years old.
Most recently, he has taken on a role in supporting better transition and communication between the Ellon Under-18 team and the club’s senior squad.
Meanwhile, growing up in Fraserburgh, Morgyn tried many sports, including swimming, football, basketball and karate, but felt she never found her footing.
That was until 2019 when she started playing rugby at Fraserburgh RFC.
In the three years since she started playing, she has achieved her Level 2 qualification (Aspiring Coaching) and helped the club introduce rugby into the curriculum of their primary school and academy local.
Scottish Rugby Director of Rugby Development Gav Scott said: “I am delighted to see the relaunch and subsequent appointment of Scottish Rugby Youth Panel members.
“The panel provides a great opportunity for young people to have constructive discussions around the impact Scottish Rugby decisions have on our young people, while contributing to and influencing positive change within Scottish Rugby.
“I really look forward to working alongside these passionate young people, who I know will bring many creative ideas on how we can continue to best support our clubs, schools and societies.”