“The values of the club are very important to us. We speak about competitiveness and work rate which are vital traits that our players must have if we are to move forward.”
Kelly Brown was never a man to take a backwards step as a distinguished player over the years for Melrose, Border Reivers, Glasgow Warriors, Saracens and Scotland.
The former flanker captained his country, winning 64 caps, and appeared over 150 times for Sarries before following in the footsteps of Paul Gustard, Alex Sanderson, Kevin Sorrell, Kevin Barrett, Andy Edwards, Don Barrell and Charlie Hodgson who all continued their careers with the club after retiring from playing.
Brown joined the Academy as the Forwards Coach in the summer of 2017 and has helped a number progress to play for the first team since then including Andy Christie, Ralph Adams-Hale, Sean Reffell and Joel Kpoku.
He was part of the coaching team which led Saracens to the 2018/19 Premiership Rugby Cup final and to Shield success with Storm.
As a player, he also enjoyed great success at Allianz Park, winning the Premiership and the European Cup.
Brown signed a new four-year contract with the club in June 2019.