NATIONAL 3 (Midlands)
DEFINITELY THE BEST RUGBY CLUB IN SHROPSHIRE
Beautifully situated on the edge of Newport on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border we are the most senior club in the area having regained our National League status after just one year in Midlands 1. Seven years in National 3 (Midlands) was followed by a surprise relegation in April 2014 when we went down on the last Saturday of the season with 51 points. A tremendously successful season then followed in which only one match was lost with the League title secured before the end of February and a final points total of 125, thirty two ahead of our nearest rivals! Some of the rugby played last year was probably the best that has ever been seen at Forton Road, albeit against some weaker opposition than in recent years. We plan on continuing to play an entertaining style of rugby in a friendly community based environment.
The new coaching team of Bob Adams, Mike Hill, Mark Moysey and Neil Weston hit it off from day 1 and they will again work together to ensure we are up to the sterner challenges of National League rugby. Tom Cowell will captain the side for a third term, assisted by Jake Goulson and as yet an un-named back who will share the vice captaincy duties. We are hopeful of having a number of new recruits on board when pre-season training starts on 23rd June.
The 2nd XV will be captained by Jonny Stiles who takes on the role again having successfully skippered the side several years ago. He will be assisted by Chris Upsher and Rich Harris, all three of whom still remain in contention for 1st team places, ambitions which they will hope to foster throughout the squad. Having won their League even sooner than the 1st XV they are also in for a tougher season as they come up against some strong opposition.
The Club will also run a 3rd XV under the guidance of Phil Davidson for those who don’t take their rugby too seriously where the emphasis will be on renewing old rivalries and friendships with local clubs but still within the jurisdiction of the Staffordshire Leagues where they finished as runners-up last season.
We are also hopeful of re-launching Veterans and Youth teams who will play on Saturdays and/or Sundays when the 3rd XV are not involved in League fixtures.
Under the “Culina School of Rugby” banner we also boast a thriving Colts, Mini and Junior Section running teams at all the various age groups all facilitated by a growing band of parents, coaches and many other valued volunteers.
We are always on the lookout for players of all ages and abilities so please come along to sample the warm and friendly environment of Newport Rugby Club.
Further information can be obtained from Chris Wilde, Director of Rugby, (07974 firstname.lastname@example.org) or from any other contacts listed on this website.
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