Blackheath FC 1st XV and 2nd XV Teams both kick off their seasons this week on Sunday 9th September 2018 with a home double header at Rectory Field, Charlton Road, SE7 7EY. The 1st XV take on Thurrock and the 2nd XV (The Mighty Twos) take on Heathfield & Waldron.
The Club friendly fixtures have seen convincing wins against strong Hammersmith and Fulham and Medway sides with a focus on developing variety of play and practicing set pieces. Having held two inner warrior events, the club has seen plenty of new players joining the fold and morale is at an all time high in anticipation for the season to begin.
As we approach the end of preseason preparation, training and friendly fixtures, new 1st XV Team Captain, Frankie Newby sets out her thoughts on the upcoming season.
“I’m looking forward to leading the 1st XV Team to our second season in Championship South, building on the foundations set last year.
I’m very pleased to have retained the majority of last year’s squad whilst welcoming many new faces – my thanks has to go to our Press and Publicity and Recruitment Team.
One of the focuses for the squad this season is marginal gains such as an emphasis on strength and conditioning, physicality, nutrition and recovery, professionalism, and of course to win more games!”
Get down to Rectory Field (SE7 7EY) this Sunday, 9th September 2018 from 1pm for an afternoon of free rugby entertainment.