Following the RFU announcement this morning regarding final league positions for the Professional and Community game in England, we are proud to confirm that Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club has finished 5th in the Greene King IPA Championship at our first attempt!
We would like to extend our congratulations to Newcastle Falcon’s on securing both the title and promotion back to the Gallagher Premiership and our thanks to the rest of the league for making us so welcome this season. We also extend our best wishes to Yorkshire Carnegie whom we feel sure will come back bigger and stronger in the future.
We should also take this opportunity to thank our corporate partners, Grange Jaguar Land Rover, British Car Auctions, Wheeler Electrical, O’Neills Sportswear, Powell Systems, Comfort Homecare, Global Wealth Management Solutions and FirstAid4Sport plus our 1100 members without whose support we would not have achieved this result.
Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby at Ampthill Rugby “It’s a really unusual set of circumstances and our first thoughts are to all our members, supporters and those stakeholders affected by COVID-19. The important thing is to make sure we all stay home and stay safe.
I think the coaching team led by Paul Turner has done an excellent job in securing fifth place at our first attempt in the Greene King IPA Championship.
I know the circumstances are highly unusual, but to consider a club of our size finishing the season as the seventeenth highest ranked rugby club in England will certainly be a note for the history books.
For those of you going up the wall with boredom whilst staying safe at home, we will be starting to publish some articles next week with our reflections on a truly momentous season.
In the meantime, please Stay Home and Stay Safe.”
Alex Radley, Chairman at Ampthill Rugby “Whilst I’m obviously proud of what our club achieved this season – the playing and coaching squad have surpassed expectations, and our army of volunteers have all risen to the challenges of delivering match days at this level – it is difficult to celebrate in this current climate.
We are of course pleased to be in the competition again next season but for now our priority and thoughts are with all of our members, supporters and everybody affected by this pandemic. We as a club remain available to assist the vulnerable where needed and we will only focus our energy on future rugby activity when the time is right”