NEWTOWN Rugby Club’s new on and off the field structure will secure the club for the next generation.

The message from the newly appointed club chiefs come as the Recreation Ground club continue their preparations for next season.

Club chairman James Holloway said: “We see this enforced playing break as an opportunity to reset the club and take it in a new direction, the focus will be on player development and increasing the player base across all our teams.

“We feel that to compete at the top level in North Wales we need to have three successful senior men’s teams, inclusive of the youths, so increasing player participation is at the centre of the clubs new vision.”

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Newtown Rugby Club chiefs ahead of the new campaign. Picture by Gary Williams.

Head of Rugby Gavin Randall relished his new appointment.

He said: “The role is to unify the playing style across the whole club and together with the coaching team introduce a new game plan which the players and supporters can enjoy and which can take us forward.

“I am very fortunate to have excellent junior and senior coaches to work with and the appointment of new head coach Stephen Rowlands has brought a lot of energy to the cause.

“The club has worked hard to build the most successful junior section in mid Wales, this is delivering a pathway for our players and coaches to senior rugby, I am looking forward to working with everyone to make sure we develop our players to their full potential.”

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Newtown Rugby Club coach Stephen Rowlands. Picture by Gary Williams.

Meanwhile president Dai Davies said the club was now well placed for a successful future.

He said: “We are looking forward to an exciting future.

“The club has now put a leadership team in place to make the most of the huge amount of talent we have here at Newtown Rugby Club. We are now looking forward to the rugby starting.”

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Newtown Rugby Club players at training. Picture by Gary Williams.