Keyworth Rugby Union Football Club

Keyworth Rugby Union Football Club is an English rugby union club that plays in the Midlands Division, currently in Midlands 5 East (North).

Keyworth
Full nameKeyworth Rugby Union Football Club
UnionNotts, Lincs & Derbyshire RFU
Founded1976; 44 years ago (1976)
LocationWidmerpool, Nottinghamshire, England
Ground(s)Willoughby Road
ChairmanKevin Price
PresidentMike Waplington
League(s)Midlands 5 East (North)
2017-189th

Recent historyEdit

Keyworth RFC has recently upgraded the facilities on offer to players with the expansion of the club house and the recent installation of playing floodlights on pitch one and training floodlight on pitch two. In addition, in the past few seasons the squad has been exceptionally strengthened with the addition of quality young players, such as Adam Waldron and Nathan Hardy who are often stand out performers on matchdays.[citation needed]

CoachingEdit

The current Director of Rugby, in charge of the selection and training of all teams is Cavan 'Towerblock' Keiran, a highly talented coaching prospect.[citation needed]

Notable past playersEdit

Having retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, Richard Johnson is the highest profile retirement in recent years. Having consistently carried the first teams kit bag over recent seasons, and having delivered them pizza to help celebrate promotion from Midlands 5EN, his absence is being sorely felt, as they no longer have a reliable 'gofer' . .

Recent strugglingEdit

In recent years Keyworth have begun to struggle on the pitch, the main reason for this being the loss of their two most influential players, Jamie Birch and Jamie Halpin. Both moved away, firstly to University and then across the globe, leading to limited first XV appearances, though when they did return their form often inspired Keyworth to memorable victories. Keyworth are still attempting to replace these inspirational club icons.

RecordsEdit

Most tries in a game - Tony Mee 6

Quickest Hat-Trick - Jamie Halpin v Castle Donington

Best Looking - Liam Halpin

Best Hairstyle - Jamie Birch

Best Beard - Jamie Halpin

Funniest - Jamie Birch & Jamie Halpin (Joint Award)

Oldest Appearance - Kevin Parker 103 and 243 days

Best skilled on and off the pitch: Liam Halpin

Most Players in a Lift (Max 4 person) - Seven (W. Brown, W. "Tri" Brittle, P. Parnham, C. "Die Hard" Mee, L. "Snowflake" Nicholls, S. Tilaks, D. "Princess" Wayman)

2007-2008 SeasonEdit

Midlands 6 East (NW) 2007-2008 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Difference Points
Belper (C)[1] 18 15 0 3 628 113 515 30
Leesbrook (P)[2] 18 15 0 3 523 132 391 30
Uttoxeter 18 14 0 4 368 126 242 28
Keyworth 18 12 0 6 457 228 229 24
All Spartans OB 18 9 1 8 358 314 44 19
Tupton 18 7 2 9 306 446 -140 16
Long Eaton 18 5 0 13 200 408 -208 10
Meden Vale 18 4 1 13 213 451 -238 9
Boots 18 4 0 14 153 644 -491 8
Chesterfield 18 3 0 15 158 502 -344 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Promoted to Midlands 5 East (North) as champions.
  2. ^ Promoted to Midlands 5 East (North) after winning playoff.

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