‘Rocky should win award’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHE­SHAM Stags RFC have made an early shout for head coach, Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clark, to be BBC Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year.

Last week the Amer­sham rugby star be­came the most capped Eng­land player of all time when she won her 115th cap, beat­ing Ja­son Leonard’s land­mark of 114.

It also put her level with Donna Kennedy as the world’s most capped fe­male player of all time, and when cap num­ber 116 ar­rived against New Zealand on Satur­day, it edged her ahead of the Scot to the top of the list.

Andy Har­ris, Che­sham RFC spokesman, said: “We are very proud of Rocky. As a club, we have watched her de­spair at los­ing the World Cup fi­nal in 2010, and her ju­bi­la­tion at win­ning it in 2014 and we all know how ded­i­cated and pas­sion­ate she is.

“We are all in­cred­i­bly proud of her achieve­ments, but it’s no sur- prise to us as we see first-hand the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion she brings week in, week out. Rocky is an in­spi­ra­tion, and we firmly be­lieve she should be nom­i­nated for the BBC Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year for 2016.”

While Rocky was tak­ing on New Zealand, Che­sham’s first team went down 24-11 in their Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier derby against Drifters, which dou­bled up as the Bucks Bowls sem-fi­nal.

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