Catt returns to Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 15:40 08 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:40 08 July 2015

Clevedon Rugby Club coaching staff.

Clevedon Rugby Club coaching staff.

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Clevedon Rugby Club has appointed Bath and England player Nathan Catt as their new head coach.

BATH and England prop Nathan Catt says he is ‘eagerly anticipating’ the new club rugby season, after being appointed head coach at hometown club Clevedon.

Catt, who played junior and colts rugby at Coleridge Vale, will coach the first team alongside director of rugby, Nick Hill and Bristol’s Jack Tovey, who will take charge of the backline - and the former Clevedon School pupil, who toured New Zealand with the England senior squad last summer, is looking forward to getting stuck into his new role.

He said: “I am delighted to be able to be back at my home club and really looking forward to working with a great group of boys and eagerly anticipating the upcoming challenges throughout the season.”

Catt has appointed Dave Rawle as club captain, taking over from Will Carpenter - and the experienced forward is hoping his side can discover the same form that saw them win 10 of their last 14 games to secure their South West One status.

Rawle said: “It’s an honour to take on the responsibility of club captain after being involved in the first team for 15 years.

“The opportunity of working with the new coaches, carrying on the momentum of the second half of last season, coupled with the introduction of new talent into an already strong squad, is one which is very exciting for all involved at the club.”

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