As a return to rugby draws closer, Penryn RFC have revealed their coaching and captaincy structure for the 2020/21 season.

Marek Churcher has stepped up to take on the director of rugby mantle at the Borough and will combine a vision for the club's on-field matters, with continued coaching of the first XV.

He takes over from Dave Levick who has been a key part of a very successful three years.

Looking to build on what was a superb first season back in Western Counties West last year – in which the Borough finished sixth in a shortened season due to the coronavirus outbreak – Marek will be assisted by first-team coaches Gareth Tedstone and Justin Coleman.

The first team captain’s armband goes to Andrew Seviour this season after several years of superb service from Grant Randlesome as skipper. Seviour will be ably assisted by the trio of Adam Hughes, Chris Hellier and James Salisbury, who have been appointed as ‘club captains’.

There is an exciting set-up in the Saracens too, with Martin Strick as coach and two player coaches in the form of Paul Saberton and Aaron Cockrell.

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The ladies will be looking for another successful season having topped the league last year and look well set to do so with Ronan O’Neill as head coach and Lauren Chenoweth as captain, who is deputised by vice captains Jenna Saberton and Bethany Hampton.

The colts will also be confident of a strong season and can also boast an exciting team ahead of the new campaign. First-team coach Gareth Tedstone is head of colts rugby, with Simon Bailey as colts coach and Benji Roberts captaining the side.

Director of rugby Marek Churcher said: “I’m honoured and very excited to step into the director of rugby role. Penryn RFC has been a part of mine and my family's lives for a long, long time and I want to be able to help this club develop by taking the rugby to the next level both and off the field.

"With my day to day job working for Exeter Chiefs I hope I can influence some of the small things that I learn into the Borough, which have enabled the Chiefs to be such a successful club.

"Throughout the tough times recently, I feel we have actually become a better club for it, firstly the amount of work that has gone on around the club with the grounds and the bar and then on the field.

"You only have to look at the numbers we have turning up to train every week, even with the amount of restrictions that we have to adhere too with the guidelines from the RFU, the players have created a real infectious, positive and fun atmosphere which hopefully shows how much they are enjoying it.

"So much so with the amount of players available for this season we hope that we will be able to field a third team! It’s been 20 years plus since the last time the club had a third team so it speaks volumes of how much hard work has gone on from Dave Levick, to the volunteers/coaches and supporters who have all help create such a welcoming club and I do hope this has a ripple effect right the way down all the way to the under-6s.

"Our coaching set up has only been made stronger with the addition of Martin Strick and his assistants, and you only have to look at what the ladies team achieved last season under the guidance of Ronan O’Neill.

"It’s great to see the club once again have a colts team and this is due to the ripple effect of the hard work that goes into the youth section headed up by Leigh Weaver.

"The most important thing for me is to make sure that we are linear throughout the club, from the under-6s to the first XV. But more importantly is that we as a club keep moving forward by pushing ourselves both on and off the pitch.

"My motto ‘One Club, One Borough’ and the club's motto ‘Better People, Better Borough’ will hopefully be evident for as long as I am involved in this great club."