Last season saw the start of a change at Weston for the club’s Roses under-18s.

Yatton Colts were in action for the first time since their February meeting with Wells as they faced rivals from Hornets on Sunday.

The son of Weston Minis founder Bob Hedges has said it is “massively special” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the junior side, which was the first of its kind in the country.

During his service for Queen and country, Tom Grice was shot once and blown up twice and he also saw active service in Vietnam as a member of the British Armed Forces.

Hornets RFC took the chance to celebrate the 2019-20 campaign at a well attended, socially distanced end of season awards day recently.

Weston Rugby Club is taking part in NatWest RugbyForce 2020 this weekend.

Cheddar Valley Ladies Rugby Club held their end of season players presentation evening at the Franks restaurant in Cheddar on Saturday and a host of awards were presented to the squad.

Weston have announced the 2020/21 club memberships are now set for renewal and at £350 plus VAT a player can be sponsored.

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.

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