Buxton Rugby Club launches recruitment drive

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Buxton Rugby Club is now recruiting. If you have played rugby before, or you are new to the sport and fancy a game, then you will be made more than welcome.

Buxton currently has two regular senior teams and is looking to expand with an occasional third team. The 1st XV is looking for promotion in the South Lancs Cheshire League, while the 2nd XV will be aiming to finish top of the Salford University League Division Five.

Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, starting 7pm, at Sunnyfields, Harpur Hill. All the senior club coaches have played top-level rugby, and have put together a structured coaching programme.

The club has also secured the services of ex-British Lion John Bentley, who will be running two masterclass coaching sessions on Tuesday August 16 and Tuesday August 23 at 7pm. In addition, Buxton has a successful mini and junior section for children aged between five and 18. The minis and juniors play on a Sunday morning.

The club would like to thank their main sponsor HGV Direct and other contributing sponsors.

Anyone wishing to play rugby, or any companies wanting to find out about the benefits of sponsoring the club, can contact Ryan McCoy on 07738 676 845 or Rob Burton on 07825 136 493. Alternatively, email ryanmccoy40@hotmail.co.uk.

August training programme - Thursday August 11: Backs, Atk Space; Fwds, Ruck Gate. Tuesday August 16: Backs, J Bentley; Fwds, Lineout. Thursday August 18: Backs, Defence; Fwds, Defence; Tuesday August 23: Backs, J Bentley; Fwds, Scrum; All, Dinner Club. Thursday August 25: Backs, Positional; Fwds, Backrow; Fwds, Lineout. Tuesday August 30: Backs, Run Lines; Fwds, Set Plays. Saturday August 20: Trial Game, Eccleshall, Squad 22 No. Saturday August 27: Cup Game, Belper, Squad 18 No.