Cleve train at Premiership base

CLEVE Rugby Club had a taste of life as a Premiership club when they visited Bath Rugby’s training base for a day.

The men’s senior team travelled to Farleigh House in Farleigh Hungerford for a training session using the facilities set up for international stars such as Sam Underhill and Finn Russell.

The one-off session was offered by the Premiership finalists and sponsors Thatchers cider in late May, ahead of the start of pre-season training on June 18.

The club announced two coaching appointments in June.

Matthew Jarvis has been named as the new backs coach for the 2024/25 season, joining with a wealth of professional experience from spells at Connacht, Ospreys and most recently Pontypool.

Former Bath and Worcester Warriors second row Harry Casson is also joining the coaching team, as a forwards and defence coach.

Head coach Paul Vinicombe said: “We’ve been blown away by the professionalism and value added by both Matthew and Harry already.

“I believe we are really building something special and it’s a very exciting time to be a part of our great club.

“I think the nature of these two absolute quality signings shows our intent and ambition as a club!

“We have a real desire to push on in the league and continue to build on an already solid foundation.

“We’re all super excited to see what Matthew can bring to our very young and exciting senior set-up.

“To have Cass onboard is amazing.

“Cass personally has deep roots within our club. Both his dad and brother have been integral parts of the 1st XV and he himself is a former Mini and Junior graduate and Colts captain.

“We have been building some very exciting momentum over the past couple of seasons, and to have Harry returning to the Hayfields is just going to fuel that fire.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience, leadership and professionalism. 

“I for one cannot wait to get started!”

Anyone who wants to get involved with Cleve can call 0117 957 5775, email or come along.

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