Chris Rudge

Coach Profile

Chris has just started out on his journey to become a coach after giving up playing football at amateur level earlier this year. Now putting his on the pitch efforts into 5’s and 7’s, he’s spending more time at the side of the pitch learning the technicalities of the game and how to get the most out of individual players and the Denny team so we can be successful this season.

He will also be undertaking his coaching badges and a sports injury course as the year progresses. Even in the few short weeks that he’s been coaching we can already see him growing into the role.  We’re looking forward to seeing how Chris and the team develop over the rest of the season and wish him the best of luck.


Chris Rudge



Role at Dennistoun Thistle:



Main role is to get the best out of the squad. Player development, player liaison, ensuring team are keeping up with new training techniques

Do you have any nicknames?


Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Moved to Glasgow a few years ago, have a young son, work in mental health services, studied music, much better at the guitar than football which isn’t hard tbf

Preferred Position?

Centre half

Do you have any pre-match rituals?

What football team do you support?

Dunfermline Athletic

Favourite football player growing up?

Dennis Bergkamp

What football player do you think you’re most like?

Phil Jones

What do you do in your spare time?

Seeing my son and going to the pub

Drink of choice at the pub?

Pint of lager

Coach Sponsor

Chris Rudge – Sponsored by Celia and Alexander Mackenzie

DTFC club sponsors