Steffan Jones & Ben Calder Sign For 2016/17
Steffan Jones and Ben Calder have committed to join the National 1 squad for season 2016-17.
Fly half Steffan (25, 1.84m, 90kg), was born in Caerphilly and joins from Bedford Blues for whom he made 44 appearances in the Championship and British & Irish Cup. Prior to joining Blues he spent four years with Newport Gwent Dragons where he played in the European Challenge Cup, Rabo Direct, LV Cup and British & Irish Cup in his 43 appearances.
Stef Jones comments “I am delighted to start a new chapter in my rugby career with Ampthill whose ethos reminds me of the clubs of my youth in Wales. I intend to help Ampthill in anyway I can on and off the field, having worked with Paul Turner at Dragons I am looking forward to working with him again.”
Scrum half Ben (21, 1.73m, 81kg), was born in Camden, London and joins from London Scottish where he made 14 appearances in the Championship & the British & Irish Cup. A member of Saracens Academy from the age of 12 and capped for Wales U18 he also made four appearances for Bedford Blues in the Championship & the British & Irish Cup in season 2013-14.
Ben Calder comments “I am excited to join Ampthill whose ambition and recent achievements make it a leading club in National 1. I am looking forward to both my personal development and achieving further success for Ampthill working with Paul Turner & the coaching team.”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “Delighted that Stef has decided to join us at Ampthill after a successful couple of seasons with Bedford Blues. It will be great to work with him again after a short spell at Dragons in 2010-11. Ben has been on the radar for sometime since his Saracens days and joins with Championship experience at both London Scottish & Bedford Blues.”