Verulamians hoping for promotion to top last year’s successes

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 July 2016

There was a good number of people helping out at Verulamians Rugby Club as part of the NatWest Force Weekend

There was a good number of people helping out at Verulamians Rugby Club as part of the NatWest Force Weekend

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Verulamians Rugby Club have set their sights on going one better than last year – with promotion being top of the list.

The Cotlandswick club have managed to retain the majority of last year’s squad which finished fourth in Herts Middlesex One and won the Herts Presidents’ Trophy.

James Hayes and Sam Richmond will take the helm of the first and second teams with Sam Townsend becoming player-coach following the departure of Tom Ross.

The new coach said: “I will convert personal commitment into winning teams. Last year the players showed they have the drive to achieve and now this will be converted into results.”

Pre-season training will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting tonight (Thursday) at 7.15pm.

All members, both existing and new are welcome to come down with the club hoping to field a regular third side if there are the numbers.

Ian Graham will continue as chairman and John White as president while Angela Clifford will hope to continue the success at mini and junior level.

The club were one of many across the country that took part in the NatWest Rugby Force weekend.

Volunteers and club members helped to spruce up the clubhouse with the help of the RFU and NatWest.

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