Rob Bell And Josh Walker Sign For National 1
Ampthill Director of Rugby Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm the latest additions to the playing squad for National 1 in 2016-17.
Openside forward Rob Bell (26), was born in South Shields, a former member of Newcastle Falcons & Leicester Tigers academies, he made one appearance for Leicester in the Premiership. He has played for Birmingham & Solihull, Coventry and London Welsh in the Championship, EDF National Trophy & the British & Irish Cup in a total of 39 appearances. In National 1 for Henley & Blaydon he has accumulated 101 appearances scoring 43 tries. A Pilot Officer in the RAF, for whom he has multiple caps at XVs & 7s as well as for the Combined Services Rob joins from Henley Hawks.
Lock Josh Walker (22, 1.96m, 110kg), was born in Milton Keynes and joins from Bury St. Edmunds where he came through the Mini & Youth system before captaining their 1stXV in National 2 last season. While a student at UWIC in Cardiff he was an integral member of their successful BUSA team and also made 21 appearances for Bedwas in the Principality Championship. Capped for England Students he also played for Bay Of Plenty U20s while in New Zealand.
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “Rob is a proven tough and uncompromising openside forward who will add to the mix at Ampthill. Josh is a lock/blindside forward who captained England Students and Bury St. Edmunds in National 2. We are delighted to welcome Rob & Josh to Ampthill Rugby Club.”