Old Halesonians have had an influx of new players in their Mini and Junior Section as a result of increased interest in rugby union following the recent World Cup which was played in England and Wales.
Around 70 new players have joined the Mini and Junior section at Wassell Grove since the start of September taking the number of youngsters involved from Micros (three to six year-olds) to Under-17s to over 250.
“We are very proud of the fact we have a long list of current and ex-players who help us in running our sessions, many of them training and playing alongside their sons and daughters,” said Old Halesonians spokesman Mark Jackson.
“Recently our current Colts manager Wayne Chance, who started with the club aged 14, played in a senior team game with both of his sons, Rob at scrum half and Joe in the front row.
“Wayne has coached both of their sides at various ages through the mini and junior section and Joe, who is currently a solider in the Royal Engineers, made a special point to come home for the occasion.”