"A True Harlequin" Retired Quins Winger Becomes Women's Attack and Transition Coach - Ruck

“A True Harlequin” Retired Quins Winger Becomes Women’s Attack and Transition Coach

Harlequins have announced that former back-three player Ross Chisholm has been appointed to the full-time role of Harlequins Women Attack and Transition Coach. Chisholm retired from his Quins playing career last weekend, after the conclusion of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership regular season.

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Harlequins failed to make the Premiership play-offs this year, with the 20-17 victory over Leicester Tigers marking the end of Chisholm’s on-field career. The 32-year-old took no time in making the switch to coaching, and will join up with Harlequins Women Head Coach Amy Turner’s coaching staff.

The 32-year-old, who amassed 128 first-team appearances, spent this season in a part-time coaching capacity, assisting Harlequins Women with their skills and attack.

Commenting on his new position, Ross said to the Official Harlequins Club Website: “It’s a very special feeling to remain at the Club and take on this exciting new role with Harlequins Women.

Ross Chisholm
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“I have loved my time working with Amy Turner and Brent Janse van Rensburg and I’m looking forward to making the move to full-time coaching and driving our Women’s Programme to be the very best in the country.  

“Harlequins Women are doing so much great work for the growth of the sport and I’m excited to help the squad continue to push boundaries and raise the profile of women’s rugby, with this Saturday’s Game Changer against Wasps a prime example of the Club’s commitment.”

Head Coach Amy Turner commented: “We’re thrilled to have Ross joining our programme on a full-time basis. He has been an exceptional member of the coaching structure this season and I’m looking forward to the experience and expertise he can bring to this exciting new role.

“Ross becomes the third full-time member of our coaching structure and highlights the commitment and ambition of the Club towards building the best Women’s Programme in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Director of Rugby Performance Billy Millard added: “We’re very excited to have Ross remain at the Club and commit his long-term future to Harlequins Women.

“Ross is a true Harlequin who has enjoyed fantastic success as a player, earning the respect of his teammates, coaches, and the Quins faithful. He is also a very talented coach and I have no doubt Ross is ready to make an immediate impact as a full-time coach and we’re excited to see the difference he will make.”