TringRugby head coach Lambden is raring to go

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TringRugby head coach Jon Lambden is looking forward to the new campaign, with the club’s senior players ready to knuckle down for pre-season training.

Tring enjoyed a good end to the 2013/14 campaign, and achieved their highest finishing position in the league.

Lambden said: “The key to last year was keeping a settled squad who worked hard to get better and, in addition, we were able to welcome and develop new players.

“This year the squad has not only stayed together, but we hope will be strengthened by extra players as well as promoting yet more of our talented Academy performers.

“It will be important this coming season that we build on the improvement with the second team which will mean the squad as a whole, not just the top 20 players, is getting stronger.

“This is vital if we are to sustain a high level of performance for the whole season.

Lambden is, however, being realistic with his pre-season targets and knows that his side will need to work hard to build on last year’s achievements.

“While we are planning our pre-season training we should be mindful that this league gets tougher every year and our competitors will also be planning a strong campaign,” he said.

“So we will be looking to the team enthusiasm and tightness that we have become known for, along with our work ethic, character and skill.

“Last year our competitiveness was built upon one of the most effective packs we have seen at the club, backed by a well-balanced and potent back line with the kind of back three all supporters at Tring love to watch and enjoy.

“Hopefully the players will be well rested and ready for another year’s hard work.

“We need to be ready also not only to mix it with the best this league has to offer, but to do so with the belief that TringRugby will be the team to watch out for next year.

“We have a number of pre-season fixtures arranged which we’ll announce soon, and August will be the time for players to prove their fitness and challenge for the highest team they can right at the start of the season.

“These matches will also be a great opportunity for Academy players to try out senior rugby at a high level.”

New players are invited to join the club at pre-season training sessions on Tuesday or Thursday evenings with a view to joining on for next season.

The club is based at the Dorian Williams Sports Ground in Cow Lane, Tring. Please visit www.tringrugby.com/ to find out more about how to get involved.