Neal is President of Edinburgh College Students’ Association for 2016/17.
Neal, from Ormiston, East Lothian left Ross High School to study at Edinburgh Telford College back in 2001. During this time he met his lovely wife Lyndsey, who he has two children with, Abi and Finnlagh. Working as a restaurant manager in Edinburgh his love for sports returned and when a career break presented itself Neal returned to Ross High RFC to become a regular 1st XV player. He also became a member of both the senior and youth committees at the club and turning his hand to coaching the U15s youth team. More recently Neal spent more time on the treatment table than on the pitch, this sparked his interest in sporting injuries which led to his return to studies here at Edinburgh College where he has completed his first year in HND Sports Therapy. Neal, was voted ECSA president in March 2016 and will be suspending his studies for a year to lead the Association into 2017.