Lee Rogers has been elected the new chairperson of Oswestry Rugby Club.

The chairperson has a major role with responsibility to lead the club's many playing members into the future.

Rogers is Oswestry born and bred and represented the club youth level before serving his country.

He returned in 1992 and played for many years in the first team which he captained in 2002 while also playing a part in the coaching set up and helped the club to promotion as assistant to Jason Munro.

A club spokesman said: "He has been a great clubman over the years. His warmth and rugby spirit shine through and his values align perfectly with the rugby ethos of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship."

Th club is looking ahead to the new season having clinched promotion last season.

A pyramid restructure sees Oswestry competing in Counties Two West (north) with a host of local derbies in store.


Rogers said: "It’s a real honour to be chosen as chair for this great rugby club.

"It has some of the best facilities for rugby in Shropshire and we spent last year reseeding and looking after the pitches.

"The junior set up is booming and our girls rugby section is also the envy of Shropshire with many girls now getting places in academies throughout the country and the Kershaw twins representing England.

"None of this happens without volunteers and I want to make every effort this year to reward them and thank them more often.

"Please support the club our website and Facebook pages are updated with all the info about the club or email me chairman@oswestryrugby.co.uk

Outgoing chairman Martin Ord added: "Lee has been an outstanding member of the club over many years and I look forward to Lee and our strong committee moving the club forward."