Best is yet to come, says Boston RFC coach Willem Jonker

The award winners.
The award winners.

Boston Rugby Club coach Willem Jonker has warned his rivals that the Blue and Whites will be going from strength to strength.

After winning back-to-back promotions, Boston have risen from Midlands 5 East (North) level to Midlands 3 East (North) in the space of two years.

Few teams have been able top cope with the expansive game that South African Jonker has instilled into the Boardsides team.

But the coach believes the best is yet to come.

“I’ve got a few plans for next season,” he told The Standard.

“I’ll be working the boys hard in pre-season training because it’s time for us to step it up.

“We’ve played some good stuff over the past two seasons, but now it’s time to bring in more ideas to make us better and stronger.”

After winning the Midlands 4 title by 14 points - despite a 12-point deduction - Jonker is also looking to strengthen his squad for next season.

He added: “I’ll be going to a number of sevens tournaments this summer, looking at players.

“This will be a tough division and we’ll need to add to the squad.”

Boston Rugby Club held their end-of-season awards this weekend.

Pictured (from left) are award winners Tom Brooks (Back of the Year), Michael Baldwin (Young Player of the Year), Ross Noble (Most Improved Player), Nick Reynolds (Club Person of the year) and Jack Stokes (Forward of the Year and also Players’ Player).