Friday, April 20, 2012
Winscombe Rugby Club stalwart Chris Marsh recently played in his 500th game for the first team.
WINSCOMBE Rugby Club stalwart Chris Marsh recently played in his 500th game for the first team.
Marsh made his debut for Winscombe in 1988 as a scrum-half and played in most positions in the back, before making the majority of his appearances in the centre.
He captained the 1st XV for three years, gaining promotion in his last year. In March 2003 he sustained a serious knee injury which kept him out of the game for two seasons, during which time he took on the role of coach and started to help coach his son George’s age group in the minis.
With the help of Andy Gunningham, Graham Buller and Nick Walrond, the club’s last three coaches, who have used him sparingly, he has managed to reach his goal of joining the four other club legends - Geoff & Brian George, Eric Ford and Rod Moundsdon.
Chris has two children, George and Imogen, who are both involved in rugby and hockey, while his wife Caroline has played hockey at a high standard and also coaches the juniors.