Rugby

Rhiannon Wain has expressed her delight by saying it is a “real honour to be selected” as the new Hornettes Ladies captain.

As Joe Gadd gets ready to step out on the pitch at The Nest for Hornets’ first training season since the easing of lockdown rules – like he would have done plenty of times before – the former full-back finds himself in new surroundings following his decision to retire in May.

Weston RFC’s junior chairman Daniel Denning said despite feeling the season “sadly ended far too quickly” there is a bright future for his under-16s.

Weston Minis Chairman Keith Burke has praised Kay Kaschek following her award for outstanding contributions to Minis and Juniors Rugby.

Back in May the Hornets, just after being crowned champions of Tribute South West One West, announced their long serving full-back Joe Gadd had retired.

Looking back on the season that has just passed, the Hornettes Ladies have sown the seeds of recovery and will aim to head in the right direction up the league table next season, writes Josh Thomas.

Hornets did everything to keep their players “as safe as possible” in their first training session back in the current Coronavirus pandemic says head coach Jon Richardson.

Weston Rugby Club have called on more players to join their training sessions on Wednesdays at the Recreational Ground from 5pm.

Hornets will return to training on Tuesday (June 23) in three different slots.

Newly appointed Weston captain Tom Sugg said it is a “huge honour” to be handed the armband after the departure of Marcus Nel, writes Josh Thomas.

Hornets RFC have started work with The Luhimba Project to give their old kit a new home and support a worthwhile cause, writes Josh Thomas.

Weston RFC will travel 160 miles less in their 2020-21 South West Premier campaign than the distances covered last term.

Tom Sugg has been nominated to take over as club captain at Weston Rugby Club following the departure of Marcus Nel.

“It was a place that made me feel at home and will be ‘my club’ forever,” said Marcus Nel after announcing his departure from Weston to join Clifton.

Weston Rugby Club celebrated an historic 2019-20 campaign with their end of season awards night.

Matthew Parker has said being named the new club captain of Hornets is a “massive honour” ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Weston Rugby Club chairman Peter Land has written a guest column for the Mercury to share his thoughts about the sport in the town and his own background.

Weston second row Ash Russell said it is “hugely important” to raise money for charity Bloom, which is “very close to his heart”.

On April 29, I completed my first year in the role as an apprentice sports reporter for the Weston Mercury and sister title North Somerset Times.

The captain of Weston Rugby Club has said this has been his “best season” since he has been with the club.

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