‘Rocky should win award’
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.
Inspiration: Clark made a new record against New Zealand