First XV

The 2014/15 sees the senior side back in National 2 North after clinching automatic promotion at the end of last season.

The summer has been busy with various new playing arrivals and the search continues for some key players.

The coaching team remains the same as last season offering much needed continuity:- Gareth Lewis returns as head coach for his second season and is ably supported by Ian Shuttleworth and Phil Gostling. All the players benefitted last season from this high quality coaching team who all bring a wealth of talent and experience.

The desire to bring on home grown players remains, with new recruits carefully selected to add talent and experience as well as, crucially, ‘buying in’ to the clubs ethos, core values, and spirit.

Pre-season is underway with a detailed mixture of teamwork, fitness, and skills. The 1st XV has been a great platform for a number of players to progress their careers. Ben Harris and Matt Clark both at Leeds Carnegie came through the first team. Chris Johnson was instrumental and became the National League top points scorer at Lockwood Park before moving up to National 1 with Fylde and captaining England Counties. This player pathway is a long term development that starts at the U7’s and ends with the 1st XV.

If you feel you would like to be part of what we have at Lockwood Park and believe that we can aid you in your aspirations as a player, then do not hesitate to come and pay the club a visit or contact either the head coach or senior rugby manager for an informal chat.

Fixtures and results

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Key contacts

First XV Head Coach
Gareth Lewis
Mobile: 07834 810426

First XV Backs Coach
Phil Gostling
Mobile: 07850 816137

First XV Captain
Nick Sharpe
Mobile: 07961 889269

Senior Rugby Manager
Mike Baggs
Mobile: 07721 385704

Rugby Club Captain
Alex Battye
Mobile: 07751 166157

Club Coaching Co-ordinator
David Ellwood
Mobile: 07867 523240

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