Monday, 24 October 2011

Cllr Elliott attends launch of Whitton's first and newest rugby club

From Left left, Middlesex RFU President, Paul Astbury,
Cllr Gareth Elliott, Aidan Potts,
Honorary Secretary Middlesex RFU, Steve Rac 
On Sunday 23rd September October Whitton awoke in the early morning to the news of its newest and only Rugby Club, the Whitton Lions RFC. Launched on the day of the World Cup Final and attended by the President and Honourary Secretary of the Middlesex RFU the fundraising event was an unmitigated success.

"As a town with Rugby at its heart I am extremely proud that Whitton now has its very own rugby team, and even more so that I have been able to be a part of its creation."

"Whitton Lions is a new club created for the community and I hope over the coming months we can see many more people from Whitton and beyond come down to the Old Latymerians Sports Ground to play and support our new club."

Notes to editor
Whitton Lions RFC was set up by local Whitton Councillor Gareth Elliott and local resident Aidan Potts. It plays at the Old Latymerians Sports Ground in Whitton and was recently affiliated to the Middlesex RFU in October.

Open to all players over the age of 18 and of all abilities the club is particularly keen to introduce non players to rugby and to reintroduce those that have not played for a while to the game.


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