Meet the Wisbech rugby club new coaches and new players
By ADAM LAZZARI WISBECH Rugby Club are back in training, with new coaches, new players and fresh expectations of a successful season ahead. The season starts with a home match against Fakenham in the Eastern Counties Division One on September 13. Club
By ADAM LAZZARI
WISBECH Rugby Club are back in training, with new coaches, new players and fresh expectations of a successful season ahead.
The season starts with a home match against Fakenham in the Eastern Counties Division One on September 13.
Club captain Luke Feaviour broke his leg in a car crash on February 5, just before Wisbech played the biggest match in their history against Castleford in the EDF Junior Vase quarter-final, a match they lost 29-12.
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The injury will rule him out for the season and may prevent him from playing rugby again.
He said: "I'm still planning to be involved in the club as much as possible.
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"I'll be doing a bit of coaching and I'll be at the matches cheering the lads on every week."
Last season's head coach Richard Horne has left the club for family commitments and been replaced by Ben Hoyles and Steve Drawbridge.
Hoyles is a former England under-18s and Northampton player and Drawbridge used to play for Wisbech.
Feaviour said: "These coaches will add a lot to the club. Ben's been a top class player and Steve brings with him a hardened experienced edge so it should work well."
Mark Laws, who kicked the penalty that sent Wisbech into the EDF Junior Vase quarter-final, is in China working as a fitness coach.
He has scored more than 900 points for the club and hopes to return in November and pass the 1,000 mark.
Feaviour said: "We will be aiming to win the league title. We've got several new faces at the club and Tom Long, a very good player, has just returned to the club after a period away. The reserve team are also looking good.
"A lot of work has been done to improve the facilities at the club and make the ground more accessible to larger crowds, so now we just need the people to turn up and cheer us on.