Bird returns to Weston

Former Weston skipper and hooker David Bird has returned to Weston RFC from Hornets.

FORMER skipper and hooker David Bird has returned to Weston RFC from Hornets.

Weston-born Bird (39), educated at Churchill Comprehensive School, started his senior career with the Hutton Moor club before transferring to the Seasiders at the beginning of the 1996/7 season, making his first team debut at the Recreation Ground against Cheltenham in the opening match of that campaign.

He quickly became a player with outstanding ability and this was reflected in the fact that he was awarded the prestigious Ted Hurman Salver for player of the year in three successive seasons from 1996/7.

He was elected captain in 2002/3 and 2003/4 and made a total of 240 senior appearances, scoring 59 tries before returning to Hornets in 2005.

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? Last week’s postponed fixture against Old Patesians has now been scheduled for this Saturday at the Rec (2.30pm).

Another fixture postponed last weekend was the Somerset Cup quarter-final against Clevedon. This will now be played on February 25 (2pm) at Coleridge Vale in Clevedon.

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