Lee Douglas: Eamon staying is a great boost to the club

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas
Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas

We have had a big boost this week with the news that Eamon Chapman will be staying with us for another season.

Eamon has consistently been our best player and to be able to sort his situation out for the next campaign so early is better than leaving it to the last minute.

We left things a little bit late last season and that cost us a bit, so I was keen to tie things up earlier this year.

It’s fantastic that Eamon will be with us again for another season.

He is always out there training and sets high standards for himself and his teammates.

We wanted him to stay, he’s decided to stay and it’s a great coup for us as a club to keep him here.

Eamon has consistently been our best player this season

Lee Douglas

It sets us up nicely for next season.

We are always looking at ways we can improve the squad and are actively trying to sort our side for next season as we speak.

Recruitment is looking more positive than it has done in recent years and we just need to dot the I’s and cross the T’s.

The nucleus of the side won’t change too drastically though.

We don’t pay players, instead we have a good core of local lads playing for the club, which is the way it should be.

I will be here next season and I am really looking forward to it.

We really ought to be pushing for promotion next season and there is no reason why we can’t do just that if we come to it with the right attitude and approach.

I think having the Yorkshire Shield final last season and our superb run in the National Cup this year has given the lads a taste for the big occassion.

We want more days like we did against Blackburn and Bridgnorth.

We managed to put the disappointment from Bridgnorth to one side as we beat Heath on Saturday.

It wasn’t a spectacular performance by any means, but we did enough and to get the win in the end was great.

It may not have looked comfortable, but I never felt like we were in any real danger of not getting the win.

We’ve got Selby at home in our last home game of the season this Saturday, and it would be great to see a big crowd at Silver Royd to end things on a positive note.