Sat 30th of March will go down as a point in history for Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club. With Josh Sharpe’s 78th minute try completing the comeback against Rosslyn Park to maintain the 1st XV position at the top of National One, all five of our Ampthill senior teams now lead the respective competitions in which they compete for the very first time in the clubs history.
The 1st XV lead National One, and with three games left to play have a chance to win promotion to the RFU Championship for the first time in the clubs history. Our final home fixture is Sale FC on 13th April – the thought of Leicester Tigers at Dillingham Park next season is quite a prospect!
Despite a weekend off, the 1881s ( 2nd XV ) still lead Zoo Sports Shield Division One. The boys have a massive fixture away to Jersey Athletic next weekend and are also in a strong position to win this competition for the first time in our history.
The Jets ( 3rd XV ) are doing there normal Tour de Force and have won the Herts/Middlesex Merit table 1 after going through the season unbeaten. They are also in the hunt for a League and Cup double after winning the game against Bedford Athletic 2nd XV (77-0) to win the Herbert Osborne Shield on Saturday afternoon.
The Extras are leading Herts/Middlesex Merit table 2 and are also in with a chance of a League and Cup double.
The 5ths lead the Banana Bread East Midlands Merit Table after a comprehensive win against Sharnbrook & Colbrook 1st XV on Saturday. Yes, you read that correctly, Sharnbook 1st XV!! This Ampthill team continue to go from strength to strength.
Add to this our unbeaten ‘Pissporians’ and the Vets once more spreading the word, the Senior side of the club has never been in such rude health and that’s without even mentioning the Academy which has produced a number of players playing at all levels in the senior section of the club.
The continued success of our 1st XV should be celebrated but in contrast to some other clubs, their achievements are not at the expense of social rugby. We value our history as a ‘Community Rugby Club’ and will continue to provide rugby for all levels and age ranges at Ampthill. We are always looking to grow our membership so if you are interested in joining and playing with us at any senior level in the 2019/20 season please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One club, one dream. Come on you A’s!!