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IT’S ONLY when our grass-roots club section returns that a new season feels properly underway. We love shedding light on the rough and tumble of the amateur game and clubs editor Michael Austin will be bringing you all the best stories in the coming months.
Each edition sees us choose a Team of the Month for our club cover and last season all four home nations achieved such plaudits, with Deri (Wales), Old Crescent (Ireland) and George Watson’s College (Scotland) illustrating that the award is not just an English affair.
In fact, we’ve expanded our parameters and the Team of the Month title is now open to any amateur side in the world. Anything else just wouldn’t be cricket!
So if your team is pulling up trees on the pitch, or doing special things off it, then don’t be shy – send in your nomination. Whether men or women, youth or veterans, league rugby or social rugby, everyone is eligible for our monthly award.
And at the end of the campaign, we’ll choose a Team of the Year. Last season that accolade went to Drybrook, a Gloucestershire village side now breathing the rarefied air of the South-West Premier division.
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Vale of Lune, a home-grown Lancaster club, were our first monthly winners in 2017-18 and a year on, we’re seeking our first Team of the Month for this season.
So if you think your side deserves wider recognition for their efforts, just email your September results to email@example.com and tell us why we should make you a winner. Please include a high-res photo(s), whether action or a team picture. Email stories and pics to clubs editor Michael Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01400 282189. Team of the Month entries to email@example.com
Cup holders Drybrook won Team of the Year