Will Britten to captain Newark Rugby Club's first team for the third straight season
Will Britten will captain Newark Rugby Club’s first team for another season.
The new-look 2020-21 campaign, which is yet to be given a start date, will be the third straight season that Britten has taken the captaincy, and the outside centre has welcomed the challenge of leading the club forward again.
“You can't take it as a given and it is a massive honour,” said Britten.
“My family and friends have been playing here for years, so that makes it even more special.
“When I look at the honours’ board there are people who have been captain for three or four years, and to be in the same bracket as them is always nice.
“More than anything though it is something I wanted to be.
“It is pretty hard behind the scenes because a lot of administration work comes with it, but the on-field stuff is pretty easy for me.”
Britten helped guide Newark to an eighth-placed finish in his first season as captain, while last year saw an improvement as the Kelham Road side finished sixth.
“A big focus for me was bringing the club closer together, and eliminating any divides,” he said.
“We want people to come to Newark and feel part of the team — even if it is your first session.
“I would never ask anyone to behave in a certain way or do something I wouldn’t do — as an amateur club, enjoying your time is the main thing. Of course you enjoy it more when you’re winning as well, so that’s the aim.”