Cockles begin to prepare for a new campaign.

PUBLISHED: 09:51 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:15 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Rugby Club are preparing for life in National Three (South West) following the Rugby Football Unions restructuring for 2009-2010 season.

EXMOUTH Rugby Club are preparing for life in National Three (South West) following the Rugby Football Unions restructuring for 2009-2010 season.Now, with twenty six fixtures as the league has been increased from twelve to fourteen clubs and cup and merit competitions, all senior sides will be in action pretty much every weekend.New to the fixture list this year are Chinnor-Maidenhead -Reading- whilst Exmouth again renew their acquaintance with Taunton.With this in mind, strength in depth will be more important than ever this season, so additional coaching resources will be on offer to support the relatively young squad.This year's coaching team is headed by Nick Southern with Alan Pyne being joined this season by former club captain Stuart Lowe. Invited Specialist coaches will also play a part during the season to give all senior players the benefit of their experience and will include kicking tuition for the first time.Graham Price, Neil Hooper and John Justice will specifically coach the Quins XV, bringing a vast amount of knowledge and real strength in depth to the Cockles senior coaching team.Gary Hooper and Tony Emmins are set to continue as 1st and Quins' captains, whilst the irrepressible Nomad's squad have a strong fixture list throughout the season under the watchful eye of Gerry Williams.Shaun Parkin will lead an impressive Colts' squad who will undoubtedly challenge well in both League and Cup this Term A feature of Exmouth's success over the past seven years has been its strong medical support and their ability to have players fit as soon as possible. This continues under the guidance of Dr Simon Kay. Pre-season training commences on Thursday, July 2, starting at 7.00pm for all senior players and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays thereafter. Interested players can attend or call Chris Wright on 07970482236 for more information Former Coach John Flinn has taken on the role of Commercial Manager with the increasing pressures of National League Rugby.Read more on Exmouth Rugby club at the Journal website www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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