04:00PM, Friday 10 April 2020
Maidenhead RFC fans now know they won’t see anymore rugby played at Braywick Park this season, but it’s not yet known for certain which league they’ll be playing in next season.
Maids are a club on the fringes of geographical areas and they’ll find out in the coming weeks if they’re to stay in the South West Premier league or be moved into the South East competition.
Head coach David Mobbs-Smith believes Bracknell’s relegation – which was confirmed using the RFU’s best playing formula this week – might mean Maids are more at risk of a move between leagues.
“The leagues will be coming out at some point,” he said. “And we should be finding out which league we’ll be in. Sometimes they make a change simply because of geography. We’re
always at risk because of where we’re located. We’re kind of on the fringes of the South East tournament.
“Particularly now that Bracknell’s gone from our league. They might have been a team that would have joined the South East league but now they’ve been relegated.
“I don’t really have a preference and will see what they come back with. They’re both good leagues and I love going to different rugby clubs. There will be new challenges (if Maids are moved), but the South West league is really good with so many great clubs in great places.
“You play some big town clubs who usually get big crowds so the league is great because of that.”
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