Crowborough Rugby Club are please to announce long time clubman Ollie Jude-Trailor has recently been appointed Club Captain, an important role that will see him involved right across the club from Rugby Rascals to the Vintage XV. Having been around the club for 10 years we asked him about what Club Captain means to him and his future plans.
In 2007 Ollie returned from travelling keen to seek a local club and having previously played all of his club rugby in Oxfordshire, he wasn't too sure where to start.
"Having looked around a few of the clubs in the area, it was the the warm reception, community feel and family atmosphere that attracted me to Crowborough"
Coaching primary school kids at the time, Ollie was keen to get involved and spent his first season helping out with the under 6s.
A keen player himself, he also had a season with the 1st XV, before spending 8 years as Vice-Captain of the 3rd XV. Having now represented all of the senior sides, last season Ollie made the jump back up to the 1st XV and is very excited about the season ahead.
"We've got an exciting group and as one of the more senior players it's great to see the young talent coming through".
A patron of CRFC and well known throughout the club, Ollie is honoured to have been appointed Club Captain and sees the role as being both internal and external.
"As Club Captain I'm keen to work hard across all of the different areas of the club and ensure we have good communication and cohesion throughout. Externally I will also be acting as an ambassador for the special club that we are".
Ollie is also keen to launch an initiative where junior players get the opportunity to be ball boys for 1st XV home fixtures. Viewing this as an important way to help inspire the next generation of senior players and get more supporters down on a Saturday.
He intends to spend September making himself known to coaches and parents. So if you haven't already done so say hello!
CRFC Executive Committee
Updated 22:12 - 12 Aug 2017 by Crowborough RFC