Standing left to right: Pete Small (Chairman) Andy Pringle (Head Coach) Pita, Harry Cowles, James Myhill-Johnson (JJ), Steve Robinson, Dave Beveridge, Dave Gunn, Cameron Fletcher, Jack Kinsey, Gavin Cummings (Physio) Neil Haire (Forwards Coach) Tom Barton (Players Secretary)
Kneeling: Jake Williams, Ben Cummings, Daniel Elliot, Rory Broughton, Niall McCordick (c), Charlie Clack, James Constable, William Scammell, Jake Cooke
Welcome to Lincoln Senior 1st XV
As captain of Lincoln R.F.C, it gives me great pleasure to welcome all players, supporters and visiting teams to Longdales Park, our brand new facility, for what is sure to be another great season of rugby. It is an absolute honour for me to captain the Senior XV in our quest to be promoted, and the first to lead the team out in our new home.
A big thank you must go to Andy Owen and Bill Green who have worked extremely hard and overcame many obstacles to make the move happen and we all owe them and our funders a debt of gratitude for the new far larger ground and purpose built clubhouse, which we will enjoy for years to come.
I would also like to congratulate the other captains and management of our many teams. Lincoln R.F.C is a club founded on the dedication and time commitment given by so many within the community. The support we received last year was unwavering, and was inspirational to the performances of the Senior XV. If we are to achieve the ultimate goal this year of winning the league, which the supporters and ex-players rightly deserve, we will rely on this incredible support again. I have no doubt that we will receive it.
I would also urge you to bring down friends and family who haven’t been to the club for a while so they can share in what could be a great year. A warm welcome to the new faces that have joined the club; I hope you enjoy the craic and hospitality.
I must also thank the many people that help the club especially Tom Barton who works tirelessly for the good of the club. To all our sponsors sincere thanks for your commitment to the club in these incredibly difficult economic times. Your generous contribution allows the club to compete and succeed at all levels, and it is very much appreciated.
Senior XV Captain