PUBLISHED: 09:39 08 July 2011
Weston Rugby Club to face new clubs in the new season.
AMERSHAM and Chiltern and Old Redcliffians will be new names on Weston Rugby Club’s fixture list for the coming season, both clubs having been promoted to National 3 (South West).
Chippenham return from South West 1 together with Newbury who were relegated from National 2 and it will be the latter who the Seasiders visit for their opening match of the campaign on September 3.
Weston’s first home match will be a week later when they entertain Newton Abbot.
At the club’s recent AGM, all of the officers were re-elected. John Brentnall continues as president, Peter Sloman (chairman), Ray Monelle (vice-chairman), Tony Russell (secretary) and Barry Sparks as treasurer.
George Sparks will continue as club captain with Phil Collins as first team manager.
Stuart Board will lead the United XV in Somerset Premier and Tom Wheatley takes over from Grahame Hill as skipper of the Athletic.
Pre-season training has started and Paul Redman will lead the coaching team. He will be assisted by Jonathan Bamsey, Mal Roberts, a new recruit from Launceston, Paul Jones, Steve Worrall, and Peter Sloman will be coach to the United XV.
Fixtures – September 3rd: Newbury (a); 10th, Newton Abbot (h); 17th, Chippenham (a); 24th, Redingensians (h). October 1st, Bridgwater & Albion (a); 8th, Chinnor (h); 15th, Old Patesians (a); 22nd, Old Redcliffians (a); 29th, Oxford Harlequins (h).
November 12th, Exmouth (a); 19th, Amersham & Chiltern (h). December 3rd: Barnstaple (a); 10th, Bournemouth (h); 17th, Newton Abbot (a).
January 7th: Chippenham (h); 14th, Redingensians (a); 21st, Bridgwater & Albion (h); 28th, Chinnor (a). February 4th: Old Patesians (h); 18th: Old Redcliffians (h).
March 3rd: Oxford Harlequins (a); 10th, Exmouth (h). April 14th: Bournemouth (a); Newbury (h).