Karl Garside & Syd Blackmore Sign for 2017-18
DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that Karl Garside & Sydney Blackmore have joined the National 1 squad for 2017-18.
Prop Karl, 2020, 1.88m (6ft2in) 130kg (20st7ib) joins from Old Albanians for whom he made 48 appearances in the National 1 & 2 South from 2015 through 2017 scoring four tries.
Capped for England Counties U20 and Hertfordshire in both 2016, where he toured Russia and in 2017 (Netherlands) he is another excellent addition to the Ampthill front row union.
“I have joined Ampthill to further my ambition as a professional rugby player and am looking forward to working with Paul Turner & his coaching team.”
Flanker Syd, 20, joins full time from Bath Academy having been dual registered for the past two seasons.
With a total of 19 appearances in National 1 including 15 for Ampthill and 4 for Cinderford he is a familiar face to the Ampthill supporters.
Syd has two caps for Wales U20 earned in the most recent JRWC.
“I am excited to be joining Ampthill full time and am looking forward to working with Paul Turner and the coaching team again.”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “I am delighted to welcome Karl & Syd to Ampthill, Syd is well known to us having played for us for the past two seasons while Karl brings a blend of experience & youth, both strengthen our pack options.”