Big weekend for Wanstead rugby

It was always going to be a challenge to build on the hugely successful Olympic campsite that was held at Wanstead’s Eton Manor rugby club ground last summer. But the club members seem to be rising to it.

Club member and Wansteadium reader Andy Morton writes:

“On the playing field the 1st Team are, this Saturday, 27 April, going head to head with Basingstoke RFC in a playoff, the prize for the winner being a place in the National Leagues. Large numbers of Club members are expected to travel to support the team.

“Success has not been limited only to the 1st Team however. The 2s were crowned Champions of their division and gained promotion, with their youthful team, aided by a handful of more experienced players to guide when needed, triumphing with a record of 17 wins from 18 games. The 3rd team followed suit finishing a close second in their League and also winning promotion.

“The increase in the number of Club members and a positive mood throughout has led to the formation of a 4th senior side this season giving ample opportunity for new and existing members alike to find a team to play in and enjoy their Rugby. And if all that wasn’t enough, the Under 15s were crowned Champions of their League and the Under 13s won the Essex Cup Final against Chelmsford.”

Congratulations from Wansteadium to all those who have been involved this season, and good luck to the first team on Saturday.