On Saturday, the club begins the 2018 season with an intriguing clash with newly promoted senior side, Southern Lions. Ian Fowler has of course taken the reins once more and training has been going very well.
This week we put our new VP Sam Diamond under the microscope. A quick glance at the honour boards would tell you that Sam is probably one of the youngest guys ever to wear the shirt, but he has done a magnificent job so far. He has made the transition from club captain in 2017 to Vice President seamlessly. Every year he threatens to hang up the boots yet manages to find a way back onto the field and we suspect 2018 will be no different.
Adult rugby training has well and truly resumed in preparation for the 2018 season. Attendance has been decent so far but the coaching team are looking to pick it up from here. All players of all grades are welcome to come down to polish up the skills for the new year and simultaneously run off the Christmas turkey. Training starts at 6.30 sharp every Tuesday and Thursday night.
It could be argued that apart from the president and the first grade tighthead prop, the most important person in the club is the man who sells the beer. Our new Bar Manager, Lloyd Darmody, will take up the reins of the clubhouse imminently and he has agreed to answer a few questions with yours truly.