As 2017 comes to a close Heath 1st XV can look back on the first half of the season with pride. After twelve matches home and away in the London & South East 2 league, Heath has been a fairly permanent feature in the top 5 in the league table and is currently sitting in fourth position, with just Hove, Dartfordians and Charlton Park ahead - three teams with far more experience at this level than newly promoted Heath. With back to back wins to finish the year Heath has leapfrogged local Sussex rivals Horsham and can enjoy a well-deserved break to recharge the batteries and return early in 2018 for a home fixture against Deal & Betteshanger the first weekend of the new year.
Eight wins, 48 tries and 39 different players on the pitch in a Heath shirt so far this season suggests strength and depth in a squad that can only put Heath in a good place for the second half of the season even if injuries continue to take their toll. There is no doubt the Club is in a strong position following back to back promotions the last three seasons. With the security of Fairfax as the Club’s main sponsor through to 2020, the Club is looking to continue to ensure that the coaching team and the players have the facilities they need to make the most of their potential.
A big thank you to everyone that plays a part on and off the pitch at Heath for senior, junior and mini rugby and our fantastic, loyal supporters.
Updated 10:29 - 16 Jan 2018 by Tracey Spuyman