March Bears president won’t lose vision of three-year plan despite 69-0 thumping

MARCH Bears president Barry Feetham believes the club are still moving in the right direction despite Saturday’s 69-0 thumping by Cambridge Exiles.

Despite failing to win a match this season improvements off the field are keeping Feetham upbeat as the club embarks on a three-year plan to bring the good times back to the Elm Road outfit.

He said: “A big defeat is not what any of us want but it won’t affect the big vision we have for this rugby club.

“Off the field we are moving in the right direction but it’ll take a little longer to get things right on the field of play.

“This will come over time but we’re trying to draw the positives out of everything. Sometimes you play better teams and get a bit of a pasting but I’ve been on the receiving end of much worse results than this before anyway.

“The good times are on the way but we’re having to build the club from the bottom and this won’t happen overnight.”

The club made massive changes in the summer by appointing two new coaches, Richard Horne and Carl Moore, and replacing the old rugby posts with new pad-protected ones.

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Plans are also being made to improve the changing facilities at Elm Road and Feetham believes the new coaches share his vision.

“I have every faith in our two new coaches,” he said.

“They have a proven track record as players and county level coaches and everyone is enjoying what they’re doing. If the players continue to listen and work hard then results will improve and eventually everything will fall into place.

“They’re trying to increase the fitness and professionalism of the players but this takes time. All they need now is a little more time and a few extra faces to bolster the squad for this campaign.

“We would love to have two full sides and more youngsters involved with the club eventually. Improved facilities could also be used by sports performers across March which would be good for the town.”

The club train at Elm Road on a Thursday night at 7pm.