The latest on London Welsh as they prepare to play in the NINTH tier

London Welsh, now named London Welsh Amateurs, begin their journey back up the rugby ladder after being booted out of the Championship last December.

The club ceased to exist as a professional entity after running into major financial troubles, which led to the club being liquidated.

The Exiles will be facing the likes of Barnet Elizabethans, Old Actonians, London French, Staines, Royston and Watford this season. And there’s a home and away clash with the Bank Of England ironically.


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Former Wales and Ospreys centre Sonny Parker will be their director of rugby for the challenging times ahead.

“London Welsh has been my club for some time now and I have a great affinity with it having been involved as a player, team manager and coach,” said Parker.



“As well as coaching, I’m going to be involved in recruitment and preparations on the playing front for next season are already underway.

“The existing squad is a good one, but we’re already talking to several players who are very keen to join us and who would augment the existing group.

“On the coaching side, we already have a good set-up so I’m just looking to introduce a few new things such as changing our playing style a little bit, and that’s going to be the part of the challenge.


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“The first year is going to be the real indicator, but the ambition is definitely there to make the five-year plan a realisation.

“Everyone within the club is really passionate about London Welsh, from the minis up through all of the amateur sides, and it’s that passion and ambition which has driven me to be a part of this.”



 

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