First XV

The 2019/20 sees the senior side once again competing in National 2 North looking to try and build on the success of last years fourth place finish, which was the the club's best ever position in their 110 year history.

Gareth Lewis returns as head coach for his seventh season, supported again by backs coach Mark Pease.

Dickie Piper will continue his great work as captain and will be assisted by vice-captain Lewis Bradley.

The desire to bring through home grown players remains, with new recruits carefully selected to add talent and experience as well as, crucially, ‘buying in’ to the club’s ethos, core values, and spirit. Sixteen of last seasons first team squad have come through the club's age grade system.
The 1st XV has been a great platform for a number of players to progress their careers. Ben Harris is currently playing for Wasps in the Premiership and Matt Clark is at Doncaster in the Championship. Both players came through the first team. Chris Johnson was instrumental and became the National League top points scorer at Lockwood Park before moving up to National 1 with Fylde and Sale and captaining England Counties. He has now returned to the club to once agiain pull on the Field jersey. This player pathway is a long term development that starts at the U6’s and ends with the 1st XV.

Perhaps our most famous player is England International Luther Burrell who came through our Age Grade system.

If you feel you would like to be part of what we have at Lockwood Park and believe that we can aid you in your aspirations as a player, then do not hesitate to come and pay the club a visit or contact either the head coach or senior rugby manager for an informal chat.

Match entry is £10 for non-members, £8 for concessions and free for under 18's.


Fixtures and results

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Key contacts

First XV Head Coach
Gareth Lewis
Mobile: 07834 810426

First XV Backs Coach
Andre Snyman

First XV Captain
Dickie Piper
Mobile: 07817 978598

First XV Vice Captain
Lewis Bradley
Mobile: 07583 275306


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