Club coaches Andy Barrington, Sinan Rabee and Shane Donaldson are pleased to confirm the following appointments for the coming season:
1st XV Captain Sam Leslie-Miller
2nd XV Co-Captains George Bibby and Matt Arber
3rd XV Co-Captains Dan Stalker, Miguel Roman and Sam Withers
4th XV Co-Captains Greg Bastille, Guy Mason and Rob Tillen
Coach Andy Barrington said “we’ve appointed co-captains in order to spread the workload. It allows for these guys to move between teams and still retain some consistency. They are all Chiswick men through and through; excellent players and excellent ambassadors for our ‘one-club’ ethos. Sam Leslie-Miller as skipper of the 1st XV will be supported by a senior players group.”
We can also confirm that Ania Ciszewska and Claire Ryan have re-committed to the Club and will provide valuable physiotherapy support at training and pitch-side on match days.
Bianca Sainty, a professional S&C coach who runs her own business in Chiswick, will lead the fitness drive in pre-season.
These announcements on the playing side coincide with the news that Gabs Lowe will take over as Club Captain. A legend on and off the field, this appointment recognises his commitment to the Maroon Army.
Installation of the AGP is in full swing and we can look forward to the new season with a great team in place.
Players are asked to put the following key dates in the diary:
- 2nd July: Pre-Season Session 1 and BBQ at the Club
- 11th August: Club Day 10.00am – 2.00pm
- 18th August: Preseason 1 (TBC)
- 23rd August: Preseason 2 vs. HAC (under floodlights)
- 1st September: Preseason 3 vs. Twickenham (1st and 2nd XV)
- 8th September: League Starts vs. Belsize Parks (H)