Date of Birth: 21 June 1984
Place of Birth: Bellshill
Current Residence: Bellshill
Where do you train? Scotstoun, Glasgow
Nickname: Just Andy as far as I’m aware
Education: Degree in Sports Coaching from the University of the West of Scotland
First sporting success? Winning the Lanarkshire Schools title aged 11. A dream come true.
Finest sporting moment? First National title was a special moment. Another milestone reached.
Your tip for the top: Never give in. EVER!
First international / ‘big time’ call-up: 1st cap, 2003 in Ireland. An emotional time. Unfortunately I couldn’t relax enough to enjoy it!
How do you feel when you know you are representing your team / country? I do not possess the words necessary to describe it. FREEDOM!
How and why did you get involved in your sport? I started at the local YMCA. The club ran from 1-5pm on a Saturday afternoon and cost 50p!
What is your favourite moment in the history of sport? Unfortunately I never saw it but 1967 must’ve been good.
Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career? My Mother, my 1st coach Tom Courtney and Dan Travers, Scotland Coach.
Any family connections to sport? None
Who has been your toughest opponent and why? Tony Gunawan (Olympic Gold medallist) & Ray Stevens at netty (Assistant Scotland Coach)
Three words that describe you: Tall, Dark and Handsome
Who would you most like to meet? Billy Connolly
What is your most prized possession? -
What is your biggest passion away from sport? I am on a life-long quest for banter.
Favourite sport(s) other than your own? Footy or a good game of Kirby.
Top tips to relax? A load of TV shows; House, Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, Two and a Half Men etc.
What is your ultimate ambition? In a sporting sense – To help Scotland in any way possible on the World stage.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Again, hopefully helping Scotland from the National Coaches position or sitting in the Algarve. Either way I’m happy.