Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club proud to win Suffolk Team of the Year

Bury St Edmunds RUFC chairman Mike Robinson

Bury St Edmunds RUFC chairman Mike Robinson - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club chairman Mike Robinson says the club being named Suffolk Sport’s Team of the Year is another string to the Wolfpack’s bow.

It’s been a breathless few years for the Haberden-based club, director of rugby Gavin Hogg team’s following up promotion in 2013 to National 3 with a second one last season, as the club reached National 2.

Currently, Bury are holding their own at their new level and Robinson is delighted with the way things are going on and off the pitch.

“We are all very proud with what we have achieved and we are moving in the right direction,” he said.

“We are trying to raise our standards all the time in Suffolk sport and in general and that all starts from the guys on the ground.

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“It was a long hard season last year and unlike the season before, where we ran out of steam, we lasted the pace right until the end.

“That’s testament to the coaching team for managing the resources we had.”

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A big part of the first team’s success is the spirit and positivity between the players.

“We work hard to create a good atmosphere and good team spirit,” the Bury chairman explained.

“We have got a blend of local boys and boys that have decided to join us from other parts of the UK or overseas.

“Everyone works really hard to get a tight unit together and the players see themselves as a band of brothers.

“Obviously success helps, but they are a very tight group.

The success of the first team is an attractive proposition to those up-and-coming youngsters who play for the club’s youth teams.

“We have youngsters starting as young as six and the aim is to provide them with a high standard of coaching,” ecplained Robinson.

He added: “This is a hugely proud achievement for the club as we were up against some stiff competition (Lowestoft Town Ladies FC and St Felix School Swimming Club) who have dedicated sports people attached to them.

“We are proud of the fact we work within the community and that our work has been recognised.”

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