Ex-Eng­land star Lewsey re­turns ‘home’ to coach

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

FOR­MER Eng­land and Bri­tish Lions in­ter­na­tional Josh Lewsey re­turned to Amer­sham & Chiltern RFC on Sun­day for the mi­nis’ an­nual end-of-sea­son prize-giv­ing.

Lewsey who helped Eng­land win the Rugby World Cup in 2003, played mini and ju­nior rugby at Amer­sham & Chiltern be­fore go­ing on to play his se­nior rugby at Wasps.

He spent a cou­ple of hours at his for­mer club, lend­ing a hand with the last coach­ing ses­sions of the sea­son be­fore hand­ing out medals.

Club chair­man Spike Stevens said: “It was great to see Josh back at the club, and it was a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for our young play­ers to meet some­one who started out just like them and went on to win the most pres­ti­gious tro­phy in rugby. Our mini and ju­nior sec­tions cur­rently have more than 800 boys and girls, and it would be fan­tas­tic if some of them were to fol­low in Josh’s foot­steps.”

This sea­son, A&C have had three play­ers in the Eng­land U17 Academy, while 11 A&C boys were also in the start­ing line up for Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School as they won the NatWest Schools U15 com­pe­ti­tion at Twick­en­ham.

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