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Leek Rugby Club 2nd XV are taking the step up into league competition

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 20, 2014

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Captaining the team in the Staffordshire Second Team League will be the club's director of rugby, Neil Edge, pictured.

Last year's skipper, Joe Cooper, has been promoted to team manager.

The seconds make their league debut away to Burntwood on Saturday, September 13.

Stoke seconds are the visitors to Esterchem Park the following weekend.

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Edge, whose objective is develop a team good enough to provide quality back up for the 1st XV, said: "We will taking a positive attitude and treating each game very seriously.

"With the first team playing at a higher level for the first time – Midlands One West – we will need to have good players on hand to provide cover for injuries and holidays."

The seconds are also seeking a physio with first aid skills to look after the needs of the team on match days.

"It's a paid position and would suit a trainee," said Edge, who can be contacted on 07855 394669.

FIXTURES

September

Sat 13: Burntwood - a.

Sat 20: Stoke - h.

Sat 27:Handsworth - a.

October

Sat 18: Newcastle - h.

Sat 25: Stafford - h.

November

Sat 1: Burntwood - h.

Sat 15: Longton - a.

Sat 22: Willenhall - h.

December

Sat 6: Shrewsbury - a.

Sat 20: Newcastle - a.

2015

January

Sat 3: Stoke - a.

Sat 17: Stafford - a.

Sat 31: Handsworth - h.

February

Sat 21: Longton - h.

Sat 28: Willenhall - a.

March

Sat 7: Shrewsbury - h.

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