Home   Sport   Article

Youngster scoops Eastern Counties accolade

Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press
Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

A young player and coach from Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club has won the prestigious Eastern Counties Rugby Union’s Young Ambassador award.

Ollie Deeming, aged 19, who has been a member at the club for six years, has given up hours of his free time to coach the Vixens, ladies’ under-18s side, as well as run and coach the hugely successful O2 Touch rugby programme.

In addition, Deeming is employed by the club as assistant groundsman. Before this role he had given up his time to help mow the pitches during the off season.

Due to this, the club offered him a part time role and are also supporting him with a QCF Level 2 course on Amenity and Sports Turf Maintenance.

Speaking about the accolade he said: “It was a total surprise as I didn’t know I had been nominated.

“We are largely all volunteers at the club and although I’m often told I’m doing a great job with coaching or grounds, the award makes me feel appreciated.

“I’ve really enjoyed coaching the Vixens this season and we have had a good run of friendly fixtures.”

Simon Lord, the club’s secretary, said: “Ollie is a great asset to the club. He has shown immense commitment to the club and to the sport both on and off the pitch, willing to put the hours in so that others can enjoy rugby. We couldn’t be more pleased for him by this win.”


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More