‘Uncompromising and inspirational’ Liam named Withycombe RFC captain

Liam Cullen will be the Withycombe RFC club captain heading into the coming 2019/20 campaign.

Cullen, who has been with the Raleigh Park outfit for the past six years, is a popular player in the Withy dressing room and fits the ‘captain’s role’ perfectly.

He was named Withy ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ at both the 2017 and 2018 Withy Player awards evenings.

Speaking after his appointment, Cullen said: “I am thrilled to bits and indeed feel honoured to have been selected for the job.

“It really is a case of exciting times at Withy as we have a new coaching team for our ladies and our men’s 1st XV head coach is going to have the benefit of a full pre-season to implement his ideas and integrate some exciting colts into the senior ranks.

“And, along with the continued success of the junior section, the coming campaign has all the ingredients to be a successful season for everyone involved at the club.

'Uncompromising' style - Liam Cullen is the new captain at Withycombe RFC. Picture: Withycombe RFC

‘Uncompromising’ style – Liam Cullen is the new captain at Withycombe RFC. Picture: Withycombe RFC

“Being at the forefront of such an exciting time for the club is a challenge I’m looking forward to and I can’t wait to begin the season.”

Withycombe RFC director of rugby, Rick Libbey, said: “Liam has been with the club for many years and always offered a consistent uncompromising style of rugby.

“He is one of our more experienced players and one who genuinely leads from the front. As captain, Liam will provide inspirational leadership on and off the field.”

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