Sharks Warrior “Shoots” his way to 50!

Paul McGavin
sco Scotland
Past Teams
Edinburgh Bloods

This coming Saturday Paul “Shooter” McGavin will play game 50 in the Sharks Blue and White!

Shooter has been an integral part of the club for a long time and was instrumental in the clubs first Premiership in 2016! Shooters value was also highlighted at the Edinburgh Bloods where he spent a few years and won another two premierships.

We asked Head Coach Adam Jack to give his thoughts on Shooter;

“This is Paul’s second stint at the club after being away for a couple of seasons and boy are we glad to have him back. Since his return Shooter’s game has risen to a new level both on and off the field, he is in both the coaching and leadership groups where his game knowledge and communication skills come to the fore. Be it working on drills and explaining how they work to why we are doing them, Shooter’s input is invaluable. Off field he has worked incredibly hard on his strength and conditioning and is reaping the rewards of all that hard work. He is at every club get together helping create the great atmosphere we have at the club. He is still that cheeky guy who is good on the lip and is never shy to let his opponent know when he has done something pretty special, especially if he has just ran down from fullback and kicked a goal. But for me what really stands out is his on field communication and organisational skills, he is the general of the back line constantly educating his teammates helping them get the best out of themselves.”

We also caught up with Shooter to ask him to reflect on his time with the Sharks;

“I’m looking forward to playing my 50th game this weekend, especially as is coincides with the start of the season. I joined the sharks 6 years ago as a way to meet people when I first moved to Glasgow and everyone at the club made me feel welcome from the beginning. I’ve made some great mates through the club and look forward to having a joke and run about at training each week. I’m excited to see what we can do as a team this year and hopefully we’ll be able to get a few W’s”

As a rock in the Sharks backline and an assistant coach at the club he provides all he can and we wish him well in his 50th game!