It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce to everyone at Blackheath Rugby that James Shannahan has agreed to a new two year deal starting at the close of 2018/19 season.
Shanners had a steady first season at Blackheath finishing 5th in National 1 with a most famous Win against eventual league winners Coventry 61-29 at Well Hall.
I think everyone watching that game knew we were on the right track as we began the redevelopment and reshaping of the 1st XV in readiness for Shanners second season.
If there were any doubts then I’m sure they have now completely disappeared as we sit “calmly” in 4th place poised and ready for the end of a gruelling second half of a tremendously exciting 2018/19 season.
I’d personally like to take this opportunity to wish Shanners, club Captain Markus Burcham and all the 1st XV squad my very best wishes for the next 3 games and I’d urge the entire club and the wider Blackheath rugby community to come down to Well Hall and give them your support for the remaining home games of this season, starting next Saturday 13th April against Rotherham followed the following week by the closing match of the season against Esher. We look forward to seeing the season out with three good wins.
Come on “Club”
Russell Ticehurst – Managing Director, Blackheath Rugby Limited.