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Shottery crowned Warwickshire League Division Three champions



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SHOTTERY have won the Warwickshire Division Three title after returning to the league structure for the first time in 20 years.

Shottery RFC are the Warwickshire League Division Three champions.
Shottery RFC are the Warwickshire League Division Three champions.

Competing in the league for the first time since 2001, Shottery closed out the season in style with a 29-15 victory over AEI Rugby and a 46-5 away win over Trinity Guild, before running in ten tries to beat Old Coventrians 68-0 in their final home game of the season.

League victory was finally confirmed after an anxious wait over the last three weekends while teams completed outstanding fixtures in the league, but the boys in blue and gold could not be caught.

The season started brightly for Shottery with a cup final appearance in the Warwickshire Vase, losing 13-8 to a strong Coventrians team.

A number of cancelled matches from a host of Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth teams that were seemingly unable or unwilling to travel to Stratford saw Shottery take an early lead in the league standings, one they would not relinquish.

The league was essentially won in the winter months during a seemingly endless procession of away matches to face teams that were twice the size and almost half the age of most of Shottery’s squad.

Perhaps the biggest achievement of all for Shottery was in managing to fulfil every single league and cup fixture this season with one of the smallest squads in the county, with no 2nd XV or Vets side to call on for help.

A club statement said: “Adding silverware is the icing on the cake for a club that has stayed true to its roots of social rugby, one that looks forward to welcoming any new players who are interested in joining over the summer.”

Visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/shotteryrfc for more information.



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