Tommy Spinks – Coach and Back Row forward
Accies are delighted to announce that Tommy Spinks is joining Accies as a player coach for season 2019-20. He will bring with him a great deal of experience, expertise and energy.
Tommy’s amateur career started when he played mini rugby as a 5 years old. By his fourth year of high school at North Berwick he played for the 1st XV. He was spotted by the rugby coach at Fettes College who got him a scholarship there for his final years.
In June 2014 it was announced that he would join Glasgow Warriors as part of their Elite Development Programme and as part of this deal he was able to play for Glasgow Hawks when not involved with the Warriors.
After a stint in Jersey he re-joined the Hawks in 2016.
Tommy’s Professional career started when he sign for London Scottish straight from Fettes College, and during the 2014–15 season he was loaned out to the Ospreys where he played twice in the LV Cup.
He played twice for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro12 league in their championship winning season; both appearances of the bench. On 28 February 2015 he made his debut for Glasgow Warriors away to Munster at Thormond Park. He also appeared in the 6th of March 2015 home match at Scotstoun against Italian side Zebre. He was also part of the Warriors 7s squad that successfully defended the 2015 Melrose Sevens.
On 28 May 2015 it was announced that Tommy would sign for Jersey Rugby Club where he had one season before returning to Glasgow in July 2016.
Tommy’s International career started when he was picked for the Scotland under 18’s which was followed by selection for the under 20’s, which he went on to Captain in the Under 20’s Rugby World Cup in 2014. He has also played for the Scottish Club XV.