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Exciting season ahead for Melksham rugby

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MELKSHAM Rugby Club are to put their new coaching team to the test as they approach the new season.

It was announced in June that TV personality and professional coach, Chris Chudleigh, has been named as Melksham RFC’s new coach for the upcoming seasons. It was also announced that experienced coach, Chalky Meek, will join the Melksham Ladies’ head coach, Hannah Berrelly, to kick start the Ladies’ journey as they enter a league for the first time. 

Both teams kick-off their season with a warm-up friendly as the Ladies play Devizes on Friday 16th August, kick-off 7pm and the men take on Frampton Cotteral on Saturday 17th August kick-off 3pm, both at home. 

The men’s first league game is on Thursday 29th August against Devizes at 7pm followed by an away game to Corsham on Saturday 7th September at 3pm. 

The team also welcome new sports therapist, Chloe Gerrish to the club.

 She said, “I am a self-employed sports therapist and masseuse and run my business ‘CJG Sports Massage Therapy’ with five years’ experience in many different club settings and sports such as rugby, football and hockey and I have been lucky enough to work abroad in Barcelona and Antwerp and alongside Bath Rugby and Bristol Bears this year.

“I am currently studying sports rehabilitation at UWE in Bristol, graduating in 2020, and I am really excited to begin working at Melksham RFC where I would like to implement swift rehabilitation sessions on Monday evenings to include prehab, benefiting the club for the upcoming season.”

Training is every Monday and Thursday from 7pm, with all teams training together, men, women and teens. 

For more information about joining Melksham Ladies contact Hannah on 07740 876453. For more information about joining Melksham RFC contact 07926 929858. 

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