August 2010

Navy player training with England Sevens team

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BFBS went to Bisham Abbey to meet Royal Navy forward Corporal Greg Barden (RM Poole), who has been training with the England Seven's team. The Navy player is hoping to force his way into the England squad for this autumn's Commonwealth Games in India.  To see the BFBS report. use the following link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99iFXKye78

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New Member of U23s Coaching Team Announced

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Navy U23 Head Coach, CPOPT Clayton Patilla (HMS Nelson) has invited PO AH Andrew 'Jan' Laity (RNAS Culdrose) to join his coaching team. Like U23 coach POAET Marsh Cormack, Jan was another of the RN Senior XV who undertook their RFU Level 1 coaching course last season.  However, unlike Marsh, Jan has now retired from playing and his decision to join the ranks of Navy coaches means that his vast experience is not lost to Navy Rugby. Prior to his retirement after last Season's Army v Navy game, Jan was one of the Navy's most experienced players.  First capped in 1999, he represented the Navy for over a decade and was also awarded Combined Service honours.  His return to...

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