Home Debut For Weston RFC

Weston RFC, the newly-formed village rugby team that numbers three Conamar players amongst its side, is set for its inaugural home match against Datchworth RFC this Saturday, 3rd December.

Originally set up for fun – the club was formed earlier this year after co-founder, David King was approached to put together a sevens squad for a Fatboy sevens rugby tournament and – over a game of Poker – persuaded fellow locals Con Dower, Sonney Singh, Bruce Hennesey and Darren Adams to form the Weston RFC Fatboy Sevens.

After taking part in the Letchworth RFC summer touch competition, where they finished an impressive 15 out of 20, the team generated so much interest that they now have a pool of over 40 players and are fully affiliated by Herts RFU. The team – now a 15-strong side –trains on Tuesday evenings in a former cow field in Weston Park Farm donated to them by a local landowner with goal posts and pads donated by other local teams.

The hotly awaited fixture has already been trailed on the BBC and in the local press. Team Captain – and Conamar MD – Neil Dower said: “From a team that started over a game of poker and includes players that, until this year, had never picked up a rugby ball this has been a great experience for all involved. The only requirement is that players are local – and with so much village support – come Saturday, whether we win or lose, our first home game will be a brilliant experience for all.”

Saturday, December 3 – kick-off 2:15pm.