Chester Rugby Union Club kit launch party, Willington Hall Hotel
PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 October 2016
Former international players joined business leaders and community VIPs for a front row seat at Chester Rugby Union Club's official kit launch at Willington Hall Hotel, near Tarporley.
Chester Rugby Union Club kit launch
Les and Eileen Owens with Sue and Mike Benson
Susan Farrington (Consort to the Lord Mayor of Chester), David Maloney (Club Chairman) and Cllr Angela Claydon Lord Mayor of Chester
Chester 1st XV and the Chester Devas in the 2016/2017 Chester Rugby Club kit with coach Jan Van Deventer
Chester Devas holding Chester 1st XV player Harrison Vare
Chester 1st XV in the 2016/2017 Chester Rugby Club kit
Allan Weddell, Sandra Weddell, Peter Johnston and Pat Johnston
David Maloney, Christian Matheson MP and Joe Youdan
Debbie Gray and Judith Callow
Cllr Angela Claydon Lord Mayor of Chester, Simon Begbie and the High Sheriff of Cheshire Kathy Cowell OBE DL
David Nutter (Head of Business, Halliwell Jones BMW, Chester) with Chester 1st XV players
Margaret Warrington and Paul Warrington (President of Cheshire RFU)
Joe Youdan (President), Sue Youdan and Steve Bate (Secretary)
Emma and Jan Van Deventer
The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Kathy Cowell, and president of the Cheshire RFU, Paul Warrington, were among 120 guests celebrating the club’s ambitious plans to encourage more young people to take up the sport.
The club already boasts around 1,000 members with teams catering for a range of age groups from under sixes through to the senior first team. There’s also a flourishing women’s squad known as the Devas and a thriving touch rugby team.
Simon Begbie, owner of Willington Hall, said: ‘The club is fully focused on being at the centre of the community and we’re looking forward to extending our involvement in the club’s wider activities over the coming 12 months.’