Rugby Club Issue 72 - Page 12

Douglas FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/RUGBYCLUBMAG Douglas RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB W ith their first team clinching promotion through the play-offs and plenty of success for their other teams it is an exciting time for those involved with Douglas Rugby Club. We recently caught up with Club Representative Carl Murray to find out more about the club. Atmosphere He told us, “The mood at the club is very good from the junior section through to first team level. Our first team have just won a playoff to be promoted to North West One from South Lancashire Cheshire One with the playoff match producing the biggest crowd ever seen at a home game. The second team have won three out of four of their competitions. Our Casuals side have played five fixtures this year. 12 Issue 72 The junior section continues to grow and senior players are filtering back into them as coaches. Sponsors lunches are a sell-out and the whole town is getting behind the team.” This Season “It has been the most successful season for the club ever. This is the highest league the club have ever been in having started in South Lancashire Cheshire Three. We are looking forward the new challenge North West One will bring. Of course we were disappointed not to win the league this year, but being able to play a playoff match at home was amazing for Island of Man rugby as the whole island got behind it. To have more wins than any team in the league, and to have a unbeat en home record we are very proud of what we have accomplished and hope it’s just a stepping stone for the next league.”