Rugby fans encouraged to attend meeting as future of March Bears looks ‘more promising’

13:43 23 October 2012

March Bears in action last season.

March Bears in action last season.

MARCH Bears will host an open meeting on Friday as the fight to revive the club continues.

Chairman Barry Feetham pleaded for more support on and off the pitch last week after admitting that the Bears were “at an all time low”.

The club, who have represented March since 1968, are struggling with dwindling numbers of players and volunteers - prompting the resignation of captain Aaron Boxall.

But Feetham said he had spoken to Penny Chapman, Eastern Counties Rugby Development Officer, and John Taylor, Cambridgeshire Rugby Community Officer, and things were starting to look “more promising”.

He has arranged Friday’s meeting, which will start at 7.30pm at the Elm Road Sports Field, and has encouraged all rugby fans to attend.

Feetham said: “It is an open meeting for everyone who is interested in all types of rugby - senior, youth, junior, tag and touch.

“After the meeting we should have a clearer picture for the club and it looks more promising.”

Feetham has also arranged a “rugby ready” course to take place at the club on December 9, from 10am.

Eastern Counties Community Coach Tim Reed will lead the course, which is the first step towards coaching rugby. For more information contact Feetham on 07817 490285.

More news stories

Tory candidate for police commissioner Jason Ablewhite responds to questions at a hustings event in Wisbech. On his left is Nick Clarke, the UKIP candidate

Tory candidate Jason Ablewhite last night described critics attacking him over comments he posted on his Facebook page six years ago as being “desperate to muck rack”.

13 minutes ago
Police arrest a suspect (Mr Ian Clarke ) on for the offences of possessing class A and class B drugs  Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
71 Heron Croft, Soham
28/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

A man was arrested in Soham last Thursday for possession of a class A and B drugs, alongside handling stolen goods as part of East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest crack-down.

15 minutes ago
Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct the last of 4 warrants searching for drugs., 
Ely, Littleport, 
29/04/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

Yet more arrests were made in Littleport as the curtain came down on East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest operation in their crackdown on drug related crime - Operation Edison.

18:28
Police enter the property. Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
85 Kingfisher Drive, Soham
27/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Two men were arrested for being in possession of a class B drug, namely cannabis, during a police raid in Soham.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up