Rugby Union: Better days ahead for Borough

Borough boys at a Fengate training session. Photo: David Lowndes.
Borough boys at a Fengate training session. Photo: David Lowndes.
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Borough have signed former National League forward Stuart Day who has also been appointed as the club’s new rugby development manager.

Day’s brief will be talent identification and player development which he will manage by working with the club’s own academy and local schools to make sure young players get the best opportunities to showcase their ability

Chairman Archie Bennett is happy with the progress the club is making off the field, although he is also hoping for a bigger impact on the pitch next season. The club endured a modest campaign in Midlands Two East last season.

Bennett said: “Stuart Day will make a big impact within the Peterborough rugby community. He is an excellent coach who will engage and instil good values to the boys and girls within the city.

“This in turn will lead to more players joining Peterborough rugby club, creating a real and lasting partnership.

“While clearly rugby is at the heart of this new venture we have an ambition to create good people with good values who contribute positively to the rugby community in Peterborough.”

Day added: “I’m very excited by this challenge. I want to create a rugby development programme that is better than anything else on offer.”

Sam Crooks will again captain Borough’s first XV. He will be supported on the field by brother Ben and Michael Cade who is returning to the game after a season-long break.

Borough could have an international flavour to their line-up next season.

The city’s oldest club are back in training at Fortress Fengate and hope to announce the arrival of an Australian, a Kiwi and a Hungarian into their squad in the very near future.