New kit revealed as Frampton Cotterell RFC players return to training

September 03 2020
New kit revealed as Frampton Cotterell RFC players return to training

AFTER months of inactivity following the shutdown in March, Frampton Cotterell RFC players got back to a little form of normality with the resumption of pre-season training.

Strict guidelines implemented by the RFU meant social distancing, hygiene stations and restricted numbers.

New senior coach Nige Smith ran two staggered sessions with five players at a time, with help from Joe Cleary, Rob Keir, Sam Rumley and Mike Ashwin. Supervision of sessions was carried out by club captains Mike Weaver and Mark Smith, including the role of toilet attendants!

Special mention to Helen Smith, who set up the online slot booking session and the help from the FCRFC COVID steering group.

A small step but great to see the boys out running around on pitch again.

The new shirts (pictured) should be ready when we get back to playing, again thanks to Helen Smith for focussing on sponsorship at a very difficult time for the club.

There are also Frampton face masks now on sale at the club.

We had to take the posts down on the Frampton training pitch ready for a major drainage project.

Chairman Domo Baines recently delivered a report to members ahead of the new season.

He said: "We continue to live in unprecedented times, currently not knowing when we will be able to have a full return to rugby.

"What I can assure you all is that our exec committee have been working hard since lockdown to act on the best interests of the club.

"We will ensure that every player from U5 to Seniors will be able to fully return to rugby when it is safe to do so, ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable environment."

Mike Weaver