Another Johnson at the helm at Claverdon - The Stratford Observer

Another Johnson at the helm at Claverdon

Stratford Editorial 8th Sep, 2020 Updated: 8th Sep, 2020   0

CLAVERDON have unveiled Jack Johnson as their new club captain for the 2020/21 Midlands Four West (South) season.

Jack is the son of Martin Johnson and nephew to both Steve and Ivor Johnson, all of whom have captained the Lions in previous seasons.

Jack Johnson with his father and past captain Martin. Picture by Liz Kelsey.

Ivor had to retire through injury just at the start of his tenure as Claverdon skipper.

Jack’s father and the latter’s brothers arrived at Claverdon in the late 1970s, with Martin captaining the club from 1977-79 during two of the most highly successful and memorable seasons in the club’s history.

Jack learnt his rugby skills in the mini section at Stratford RFC, being ably coached by his father and a number of other top ex-player coaches.

Jack has chosen ex-skipper James ‘Jimbo’ Williams as his vice-captain.

Claverdon 2nd XV with be captained by Jack (Ox) Yates, with Greg White as his able lieutenant and vice-captain. Both Ox and White are long-serving ex-1st XV stalwarts at Claverdon.

Club president Liz Webster-Kelsey (the only lady rugby club president in Warwickshire) said she was delighted with the recent appointments.

She believes Claverdon are extremely well placed for the coming season, with all Government and RFU guidelines having been followed to the letter.

Pre-season training has started and takes place every Tuesday from 6.30pm, with new players and friends being most welcome to join one of the best and most friendly rugby clubs in the country.


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