Rugby Club Issue 73 - Page 27

Devon Sharks Our cask conditioned ales are served in some of the best pubs across the South West and further afield on occasion, and our bottled ales are available at farm shops, off licenses, hotels, restaurants and delis. Available in: Casks 9 gallon (72 pints) Bottles 500ml Call us on 01647 252120 if you would like to discuss stocking our beer. We offer free direct delivery locally (Devon, East Cornwall, Somerset & West Dorset), and further afield via carefully chosen wholesalers. 01647 252120 | Unit 5 & 6, Gidleys Meadow, Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7QB passionate about taking this club as far as I can. I am currently focused on developing juniors and the work in the schools is amazing, it really motivates me with the fantastic feedback from the teachers. Next step is get parents involved as coaches all over Devon – a fulltime job in itself”. RC: How’s the general mood down at the club now? LK: “There is a sense of optimism as we look to the future. The game was dying in the South West for various reasons and we as a club took a stand and sought a set of fixtures that would prepare us to play at a higher level. The fixtures have been tough, and we have taken some heavy defeats, but I think you learn so much when you take a hit. We know the levels that we need to get to, and the fixtures are regular which they haven’t been for the last few seasons.” PJ: “A sense of a ‘brave new world’ and creating a new rugby league dedicated culture. We have a lot of new players joining the club from other clubs and union clubs, therefore we are trying to make them feel like the rugby league is worth the effort”. RC: What are your plans for the rest of 2017? LK: “To continue playing fixtures, to blood every member of our extensive squad, and to continue to bring quality players into the club.” PJ: “From a juniors perspective, we need to develop a 3 year plan and engage schools around Devon. At the moment I am trying to recruit parents and volunteers to drive the project forward and to create hubs for Devon Sharks RL”. 27