Ampthill, Beds – Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery has confirmed the appointment of an all-new management team for the club’s highest-ranked amateur team – The Jets!
Ben Barry (pictured) has been appointed as Head Coach for the Jets for the 2022-23 season when they will compete in the Herts & Middlesex Merit Division One. Ben has been a player at Ampthill since the age of eight – he’s now “a little older” and has represented the club at every level including the 1st XV in Midlands Three and National Two as a Centre. He was playing for the Jets with John and Jonny Cresswell.
Ben will be assisted with coaching by Leigh Clark – ex 1st XV Scrum-Half and son of club legend “Slim Clark” whilst Alaine Clark will assume the role of Team Manager. Alaine was instrumental in setting up and managing the now very successful Academy!
Club Senior Partners, Comfort Homecare will continue as Main Sponsors of the Jets and it is hoped that some fixtures will be played under the ‘Friday Night Lights’ on the Comfort Homecare Pitch One once the installation of the new floodlights has been completed this summer!
Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery comments “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to appoint such an experienced management team for the Jets – the Cresswells will obviously be missed but Ben, Leigh, and Alaine will take the team forward and hopefully achieve more success.
We are now seeing the benefit of the Academy with the number of high-calibre senior players that we are producing, and we need to provide an environment where they call all achieve their rugby ambitions with a continued pathway to Elite rugby”