RUGBY: Wisbech Rugby Club prepares for new season

Team photo Wisbech Wildcats at Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2018. Picture: Submitted

Team photo Wisbech Wildcats at Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2018. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Rugby Club is preparing for the 2018-2019 season with training led by director of rugby Leonard Veenendaal and newly appointed head coach Nico Steenkamp.

Wildcats catching up with former England and British& Ireland international Neil Back. L-R – Nathan

Wildcats catching up with former England and British& Ireland international Neil Back. L-R – Nathan Goodale, Neil Back MBE, Olly Mackett and Dick Cavill. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

The sessions, started on Tuesday, July 40, saw 40 plus senior players “working hard on all aspects of the game”.

A spokesman said: “The senior squad will be putting the first phase of their preparation in practice when they play a pre-season friendly at Spalding RFC on August 18.

“This will be followed by a friendly against West Norfolk RFC on August 25 and Deepings RFC on September 1.

“Additional consultant coaches with specialist focus will also be utilized ahead of the league fixtures witch kick off on the on September 8 at home for both the 1st XV and the Wildcats.”

Some of the Wildcats players and supporters enjoying the day between matches. Picture: Submitted

Some of the Wildcats players and supporters enjoying the day between matches. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Support for the club has come from new kit sponsor A R Haddon, Plant Hire and Groundwork Contractors.

The spokesman added: “Thanks are also due to Del Monte Fresh Produce who have donated items for use at recent functions and charity events held at the club.”

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