Beaconsfield take a defensive stance in bid to save ground
Club’s fans pledge their support to the cause
to club president Mike Wood.
He said: “There’s been some huge support for our protests locally and if the amount of people who said they would write in did so, it will have been a very positive response. It’s very much a ‘maybe’ rather than a ‘will be’, but it’s always good to get your response in first.
“South Bucks is an area which hasn’t been built on for a long time, and they have highlighted various areas. One such pocket of land runs from Holtspur, between the A40 and M40, and swings round to the Beaconsfield Roundabout, so would include all of the rugby club and cricket club.
“They would probably look at Iver and Princess Risborough first, but we strongly believe that it’s in the interest of the club and the town itself that the land either side of Windsor En End stays within the green belt an and continues to provide a spo sporting facility for local adults an and children.”
B Beaconsfield have both a th thriving senior section, with four pl playing sides, and youth section, which includes 14 playing sides fr from U6s upwards.
Their home was also used last week as a training venue for the touring US Navy Rugby Academy, who are playing a number of games in the UK this month.
Beaconsfield themselves were not in action this weekend, but will be back with a tough home game against Southern Counties North championselect Reading Abbey this Saturday.
A 19-12 defeat at Marlow in their last outing ended any lingering promotion hopes for Beaconsfield, but they still have a good chance of a top three finish. Wood added: “We haven’t had a big enough squad to really go for promotion, and if we did go up we wouldn’t stay up. It’s more about consolidating and perhaps giving it a push next year.”
In the same division, meanwhile, neighbours Drifters also return to action this Saturday with an away game at Bletchley, looking to pick up the points they desperately need to escape the drop.
Oak Lodge Meadows has been earmarked for housing