Senior Player and Coach 2002 – 2016
John first played for the Broncos as a guest player at a Claymores Bowl Competition in 2002 and officially joined the team in 2003. He played with the team for a couple of years until injury ruled him out.
There was then a period where he played sporadically, until he returned to play regularly with the club in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 John was a regular participant. In 2016 John had to take a step back from playing for health reasons. At the end of 2016, John decided to hang up not just his boots, but his coaching hat too.
John’s record at the club is quite impressive.
As a player, he played 72 games, won 41, lost 30 and tied one. (There were almost definitely more games, but these are the ones that we can account for and know the result)
Throughout his period as Head Coach the team – played 57, won 45 and lost 12
In his final year as a coach only, the team lost only 3 of their 24 games.
At the point of induction into the Hall of Fame John is at number 8 in the all time games played rankings, 12th in the all time playing wins list. If you add his coaching only games he would be 7th in wins.
In all time points scored rankings, John is at number 27, which is quite impressive given he played predominantly Quarterback and defence. (That is 27th out of the 75 players that can currently be accounted for playing with the Broncos senior team)
John was also a member of the Committee for most of his regular time at the club.
His input to the club over the years has been immense. His influence in his last few years at the club played a big part in making the Broncos one of the top teams in the UK.
John has also played for Scotland winning in International matches against England, as well as winning a Home Nations title in 2011.
In 2012, John was one of a number of players who briefly held the World Record for the Longest ever game of Flag Football. 26 hours.
The points above don’t match the scores because John scored one of those rare animals, an extra point attempt intercepted and returned for 2 points.
World Record Holder in 2012 for the Longest Flag Game – 26 hours