Momentous year for Pock rugby

Pocklington RUFC 1st XV Yorkshire Division Two champions
Pocklington RUFC 1st XV Yorkshire Division Two champions

Pocklington RUFC will look back on a momentus 2010-11 campaign when they gather at the club next Tuesday, 7 June at 7.30pm for the Annual General Meeting.

They will review the past year, which was notable both on and off the field, before making plans and electing oficers for the coming season.

The 2010-11 campaign had so many highlights and finished on a real high in the closing weeks.

The club opened its impressive new changing room complex in March.

Then the 1st XV clinched the Yorkshire Division Two championship just a couple of weeks later, in celebration.

Record-breaking seven-a-side tournaments followed for both seniors and juniors over the Easter weekend, including Pocklington’s own seven winning the plate competition on Good Friday.

The success of the senior teams was mirrored elsewhere in the club with the thriving mini and junior rugby section having another big season, capped by the Under 15s winning an international tournament in France.

The club’s womens’ side also came to the fore on Good Friday and then grabbed a trophy in May with a sevens triumph in York.

The challenge is now to carry that momentum through into the 2011-12 season and the AGM on Tuesday will set out the framework for next year.

Weekly light training/touch rugby sessions will start next Wednesday at Kilnwick Road, meet at the club at 6.45 pm,.

The first fundraising effort is a car boot sale on Sunday 12 June.