Cockles back into training for new season

PUBLISHED: 09:44 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:44 28 June 2010

P5097-16-10SH Action from Exmouth & Weston Super Mare at the Imperial on Saturday.

P5097-16-10SH Action from Exmouth & Weston Super Mare at the Imperial on Saturday.


National Three Club Exmouth commence pre season rugby training this week on Thursday (July 1), meeting at the Imperial Ground at 6.30 for a 7.00pm start, and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday.

Head Coach, Jon Hill (Ex Launceston), Coachs Alan Pyne, Graham Price and Stuart Lowe together with player coaches Jon Fabian (Backs), Dave Kimberley (Forwards) will be combining to take both interesting and informative sessions.

Hill and his team have already set the scene for the forthcoming season at the recent players meeting, looking toward August when hopefully Exmouth will play pre season matches :

Tournament at Exmouth on Saturday 14th August. Tiverton and Exeter Saracens have already confirmed.

Paignton visit Exmouth on the 21st August, and also bring their 2nds and Colts with them.

Quins will visit Exeter Saracens on Tuesday 24th August.

Exmouth hope to complete their build up to the start of the season with one more fixture at the end of August.

After Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion, Exmouth are the highest ranked side in Devon. A key feature is that all players are either former Exmouth Juniors or locally based players looking to test themselves in the National Leagues. To achieve this level of rugby speaks highly of Exmouth’s policy over the past three years of bringing the best out of local players, many of whom have gone on to play for higher ranked clubs in the south west.

All existing and new players are asked to make every effort to attend. With several new faces already looking to join, together with a group of talented Colts progressing into the senior ranks, competition for place will be high.

With a full fixture list for all four senior sides including colts, there will be plenty of competitive rugby at the Imperial Ground this season.

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