RUGBY: St Ives scoop top award at Twickenham

St Ives officials at Twickenham are, from the left, first XV captain Ollie Bartlett, second XV vice-

St Ives officials at Twickenham are, from the left, first XV captain Ollie Bartlett, second XV vice-captain Tom Riches, president Andy Frear, director of rugby Phil Brown and club captain Josh Dear. - Credit: Archant

St Ives are celebrating after receiving a major accolade at Twickenham.

The Bulls were named as ‘Rugby Club of the Year 2018, at the recent Crabbie’s National Rugby Awards.

Collecting the award, St Ives president Andy Frear said: “We have great leadership from our chairman Mark Smy and I know he would agree that it is a host of hard-working volunteers who make the club what it is.

“This award is for all of them.”

St Ives were also finalists in the ‘Men’s Team of the Year’ category after enjoying terrific success with a Midlands Division Three East (South) title triumph and Midlands Senior Vase success last season.


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But the Bulls aren’t just successful at first XV level. A number of colts talents have progressed into senior rugby with the second team, who started the new Eastern Counties Division Two West season with a 52-10 victory against Haverhill last weekend.

St Ives also have a thriving junior set-up with sides running from Under 7 through to Under 15.

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