Chelmsford RFC are back in training and director of rugby Eddie Gooby is signing players already

Anthony Butt

Anthony Butt - Credit: Archant

Chelmsford Rugby Club are back in training this week.

After only what can be described as a disastrous second season in London 1 North, the club are looking to bounce back straight back and are on the lookout for new players who are perhaps looking to move clubs or who are thinking of moving into the area.

Director of Rugby, Eddie Gooby, says he can’t wait for the new season to begin, as the players have responded positively to the changes that have been made in the close season to the club’s coaching team, with Simon Hoult taking over as Head Coach and Keith Green from Epping Upper Clapton, assisting him with the forwards.

Eddie has started the ball rolling by signing up two exciting young talented players from the club’s colts section, who he thinks will both be pushing for a first team place.

Both boys come from local schools. The first one is Cameron Smith, a prop, who comes from Great Baddow Sports College and Anthony Butt who comes from St John Payne School.

Also signed up is Anthony’s elder brother, Josh Butt who is returning from Aberystwyth University after gaining full colours and Tinashe Miambo who has returned from Chichester University and whom Eddie Gooby coached at St John Payne School. It is a fantastic time for the Butt family who will both join middle brother George who played some 1st team games at Chelmsford last season.

These young players represent everything Chelmsford Rugby Club is about and it’s great to see all the hard work that the coaching team have put in to establish these youngsters into the senior set up. Eddie also hopes that a few players from around the county looking to move clubs or those moving to the area will contact him over the next few weeks. The club have a young squad that needs a bit of experience to help them develop and push the club forward.

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Anyone interested should contact Eddie Gooby on: or come along to training on both Tuesdays and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Also visit the club’s website on:

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