It comes with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Kirk Scott, known to many as “Scotty”, on 26/10/2023.
Photo: Kirk coaching Felton Eccles in Pretoria, South Africa in 2010
Kirk passed away peacefully with all his close family by his side and is now at rest. He was a true tug of war man who commanded a huge amount of respect from many pullers and coaches throughout the tug of war community both at home and abroad for his dedication and knowledge of tug of war as a puller and coach.
Photo: Kirk, bottom left, when pulling for Sandhurst
Kirk was a puller for many years with Sandhurst Tug of War Club before becoming a huge part of Felton Eccles Tug of War Club for many years leading the team through a very successful era during two coaching spells with the club, leading the team to several national championship titles, UK titles, a World Championship title for England at 640kg in 1998, as well as several European and World Open Club titles, plus a host of international silver and bronze medals in addition. Kirk also served as coach during short periods for Norton Tug of War Club and BAC as well as serving for a period as England Team Manager.
Photo: Kirk (front row centre) coaching Felton Eccles as England representatives on one of several occasions
Our thoughts go out to all the family, friends and team mates past and present at this time. Funeral arrangements will be posted once confirmed for anyone wishing to attend.
Rest in peace Scotty.
Photo: Kirk coaching BAC in the open competition at the World Championships in Assen in 2006