Fullerians new head coach is optimistic about the club's prospects as the players build for the new season.

The men’s team returned for pre-season training this week with a big turnout of players and Tom Courtney is looking forward to the challenges ahead.

The new head coach, who has joined the club from Chesham and brings an abundance of rugby knowledge having played and coach for several years, said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in. Fullerians is a great club with fantastic facilities with proper core rugby values, I’m confident already for the campaign ahead.”

Fullers are actively recruiting new players of all abilities to play across the three teams.

Counties 1 Herts/Middx gets underway on September 7 when the first XV travel to Hertfordshire rivals Welwyn, the second XV also travel to Welwyn to play their second team whilst the third XV are home to Southgate.

Anyone interested in playing rugby for Fullerians can attend one of the training nights at Coningesby Drive every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.

For new player enquiries, contact team manager Sean Mahon on 07562 230572.