ALCESTER have unveiled a new club captain and vice-captains ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Max Biltcliffe steps up to the role as club captain after coming through the junior ranks at the Kings Coughton club and being a prominent figure in recent years.
Biltcliffe has played various positions on the field during his time at the club – appearing in most positions in the backs before recently moving into the pack.
He has also proven useful with his kicking boots and has been seen to slot over Alcester’s extra points between the uprights.
The 30-year-old has selected Phill Birks and Jamie Harland as his vice-captains. Birks previously captained the side back in 2010 whilst Harland has been one of Alcester’s top try-scorers for the past few seasons.
David Miles continues into his second season as head coach, whilst fly-half Ed Gough has stepped up to the position of player coach, assisting Miles in his duties as preparations for the new campaign have restarted.
The first week of pre-season training featured 25 players including the pleasant return of some old faces participating in socially-distanced fitness and drills.
Pre-season training is every Thursday from 7pm, for all players 17 and over. New players are very much welcome, with no previous rugby experience needed.
Alcester are committed to the safety and welfare of their players and supporters and are following government and RFU guidelines to map their return to rugby and the subsequent opening of facilities, which will happen in due course.