Panthers lads to represent Three Counties

Rugby union
Rugby union

Chesterfield Panthers U17s have qualified to represent the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire area in the RFU National Bowl Competition.

This is a huge achievement as only 128 teams are nominated nationwide.

To achieve this qualification Chesterfield have beaten Paviors and Melbourne in the qualifying competition.

Squad manager Shawn Holleworth said: “We are really proud of our lads for their commitment and hard work in getting this far.

“Their success is also a tribute to the hard work of coaches Mark Blair and Nathan Holmes and our thanks must go to them for their dedication to the squad.”

The National competition comprises of a quarter-final, semi-final and final for Midlands region and then semi-final and final for nationals.

The Midlands quarter final draw has seen the Panthers team get a home fixture against Market Harborough on Sunday, March 4.