Following this weekend's fixture against Nuneaton, Matt Nevitt, club head coach has decided to move back from running the Saturday team on match day and mid-week training. There was to be a managed transition at the end of this season and Matt has said the current form means we need to begin this process now and be ready for the 2016-17 season.
Matt has had a long and successful career at the club and is in no way finished yet. His record of 5 county cup finals with the first team and the great record of the second XV in their version of the county cup speak for themselves. The way the 3rd XV have moved up from a social team to a real force in the reserve league is also attributable to the way Matt has instilled a professional atmosphere around the club.
The journey of bringing a club from level 8 to the cusp of National 2 at level 4 is one which has been done with home grown talent, within budget and without the wholesale purchase of success that can be seen in other clubs. He has always made sure this is a sustainable venture and we have seen possibly the greatest years this club has enjoyed so far.
For the remainder of the season Ben Toft will take the task on assisted by Joe Gavin and the coaching team in place. They have been set goals for the remainder of the season and to come up with an active plan for the next season. Matt has offered them all the support they need through this transition period and the club need to pull behind them to assist while they head down the path of filling Matt’s boots.
As a club I ask you to thank Matt for his considerable efforts and dedication to our cause, support the team of coaches moving forward and as players look inside to find that professional spark, that inner discipline to drive us forward.