Scottish Born, Australian Raised Charlie McKill Comes To Dallas
The Dallas Jackals are delighted to announce Charlie McKill has signed for the 2022 Inaugural Season! Scottish born and Australian raised, McKill looks forward to all that Dallas has to offer.
McKill, 26, much like other kids in Scotland, began playing rugby at a young age for Watsonians RC. Before moving to Noosa, Queensland at 9 years old, he played for the Edinburgh based club Watsonians FC. He continued playing for the Noosa Dolphins and St. Andrews club followed by attending and playing at Nudgee College in Brisbane from 9-12 of age.
After finishing school, McKill returned to the Noosa Dolphins to play senior rugby before attending the University of the Sunshine Coast earning his Bachelor’s in Urban Planning and Property Development. While in school, he represented the Sunshine Coast and Queensland Coast on the pitch.
He then moved back to the UK where his career started at a young age, the Watsonians. McKill boasted his rugby career with several 7s tournament wins including the Barbados Sevens in Dubai with the Waterboys and the UK Super Sevens with Samurai Rugby. He also received a call up to the Scotland Sevens squad in 2018 and won the famous Melrose Sevens with the Watsonians.
McKill moved back to Australia in 2019 and has been playing for the Warringah Rats for the past two seasons. Warringah competes in the Shute Shield, a semi-professional league out of Sydney, Australia.
McKill grew up on the beach alongside 2 sisters where he surfed and was a lifeguard. He still enjoys surfing, camping, and hanging out with friends and his two dogs. He says he is excited to join the Jackals to “make our mark in the Dallas sports scene with a brand new team.”
As an experienced international player, McKill looks to bring his knowledge and experience to the squad and pass it onto younger players. He looks forward to experiencing Dallas, especially going to a Mavs game, checking out some of the nightlife, and trying Texas BBQ.
Jackals GM Elaine Vassie said, “ Charlie is a dynamic, high tempo back row who is comfortable on the ball and shows a real hunger off of it.” She continued, “He has a skill set and work ethic that has seen him represent Scotland 7’s and feature in Samurai 7’s invitational sides. Still only 25 years old, Charlie’s passion to raise the tempo of the game and support the growth of it in Dallas was so evident in our conversations.”
Welcome to the pack Charlie!
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