Skipper and coach are praised for hard work

Steve Risbridger of Bicester Rugby Club.
Steve Risbridger of Bicester Rugby Club.
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At the annual general meeting of Bicester Rugby Club, president John Deeley praised the efforts of 1st XV skipper Dan Spencer and coach Alec Smith for their hard work in successfully turning the club round from the previous season when they were relegated from Southern Counties North.

Alec Smith was happy with the skill levels and commitment of his players and felt that with a little more good fortune, they could have added to their league victories in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier Division.

In the minis junor section, chairman Andy Gordon thanked everyone for their work in achieving some excellent results in tournaments and festivals held throughout the county.

He received the Richard Jackson Trophy for his outstanding contribution to the minis/junior section of the club.

Bicester are looking to recruit new players for next season. Light training will start at the club on Tuesday June 14 at 7pm.

The more serious training for the league programme will start in July and continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Please contact 1st team captain Tim Phipps on 07792361647 for further details or if you are interested in playing.

Senior club officers elected were: President, John Deeley; chairman, Brian Holton, secretary, Trevor Bethell; treasurer, Chris Stone.

Membership, Kim Linfoot; press officer/registration secretary Paul Chrisp; sponsorship, Will Morris; social secretary/BSA grounds representative, Wendy Spencer; coaching co-ordinator, Alec Smith.

First team manager/assistant coach, Peter Bramley; fixtures secretary and second team captain, Mark Malins; first team captain, Tim Phipps, second team manager, Tom Edgar; third team manager, Colin Morris.

Minis and juniors section: chairman, Andy Gordon; membership/RFU registration, Vanessa Buckley; social secretaries, Jen White and Jackie Corton; health and safety, Lee Heron; child protection, Keith Upton and Tony Lees.

Coaching co-ordinator, Simon Mitchell; refereing co-ordinator, Alan Grosvenor; fixtures, Richard Allen-Miles, juniors; Andy Gordon, minis; county representative, Chris Stone.

Steve Risbridger (pictured) has been a key player for Bicester over the years