Herbert Waddell

Herbert Waddell was president of the Barbarian Football Club from 1973-1988, the culmination of over six decades of service as player and administrator.

In his playing days he was a fly-half for Scotland and the British Isles, most notably in 1925 as a key member of the triumphant Calcutta Cup, Triple Crown and Grand Slam campaign. He had already toured South Africa with the 1924 Lions and played in 15 matches, including three tests. He played nine times for the Barbarians between 1924-29.

There followed an equally distinguished administrative career in the game, a committeman, selector and president of the Scottish Rugby Union, delegate to the International Rugby Board, president of Glasgow Academicals and honorary vice-president of the South African Rugby Board.

He was also on the committee of the Barbarians from 1926 and succeeded H L Glyn Hughes as president in 1973.

Following his death in 1988 the Club played a Memorial Match against Glasgow Academicals.
His son Gordon also played at fly-half for the Barbarians, Scotland and the British Isles.