PROBABLY THE BEST RUGBY CLUB IN SHROPSHIRE
Beautifully situated on the edge of Newport on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border we are one of the most senior clubs in the area playing our rugby in Midlands 1 (West). Relegated from National 3 (Midlands) on the final Saturday of last season, despite amassing 51 league points, we will be doing our utmost to bounce back at the first attempt, continuing to play an entertaining style of rugby in a friendly community based environment.
A new coaching team is in place headed up by Bob Adams who has a great record nurturing and developing young players to achieve their full potential. He will be assisted by Mike Hill who has been recruited from Stourbridge as 1st Team Player/Coach and by Mark Moysey, Neil Weston, Phil Wilkes, Pom Tutt and Craig Ingram. A selection of senior players will also be contributing to the format and running of the sessions. Tom Cowell will again captain the side and we are hoping to have a number of new recruits on show when pre-season training starts on 1st July.
An exciting change taking place this year is the inclusion of the Colts XV within the senior set up aimed at retaining a much higher number of players once their school and college days are over.
Despite their relegation the 1st XV finished the season on a high with a thrilling 20-18 victory over Worcester Wanderers to lift the North Midlands Cup for only the second time in the Club’s history.
The 2nd XV will be captained by Dave Pugh who hopes to develop a side that will push the 1st XV for starting places whilst maintaining the impetus generated by James Wilcox and Simon Holland in the second half of last season.
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 whilst keeping travelling to a minimum.
The extension and improvements to the Clubhouse are now complete and plans for the refurbishment of the Club’s changing facilities are now well advanced with efforts being made to secure a significant amount of RFU funding to help with the project.
The Club also boasts a thriving Colts, Mini and Juniors Section running teams at all the various age groups and is certainly one of the main reasons the Club needed to expand to accommodate the growing band of players, 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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