South Leicester v 1stXV, Aug 25, 19:30, Pre-season Match Preview
A 1stXV squad travels to Leicester on Thursday for the last of the pre-season fixtures against South Leicester, k.o. at 19:30
South Leicester held it’s first meeting at the Leicester YMCA on the 13th February 1919 when A. Scott Fletcher was elected as Hon. Sec, after 33 years in the role he became President but could only manage a further 25 years!
They began life at Victoria Park where they had to erect and dismantle the posts before and after games. In the 1930s South were the premier team in Leicestershire often lending guest players to what was then Leicester Tigers.
They remained at Victoria Park until 1960 when the present ground at Wigston Magna was acquired. South’s Mini & Junior section was formed in 1973, notable graduates include England’s Harry Ellis and Dan Cole
More recently Green & Whites were promoted to National 2 North for last season where they achieved a played 30, won 11 record, comfortably clear of the relegation zone.
Having recruited well for the coming season Ampthill will not underestimate the challenge that faces them and and are grateful for the opportunity to complete our preparations for the new season.
Forwards:- Beesley, Ma’asi (c), Collins, Hehea, Braband, Molitika L, Bell, Earl
Backs:- Williams, Wilson, Baker, Goodge, Hanks, O’Connor, Lynch
Replacements:- Fish, Sturgess, Lutui, Isiekwe, Gulliver, Bercis, Calder, Reeder, Daniels