Wasps star Thompson recalls happy times at Greyhound

Hereford Times: Women's player of the year, Hannah Conroy receives her award from Guy Thompson. Women's player of the year, Hannah Conroy receives her award from Guy Thompson.

WASPS flanker Guy Thompson was guest speaker at his former club Greyhound's awards evening on Saturday.

Thompson played his first ever senior game at Greyhound and reflected on how it is an amazingly friendly and social club to be involved in.

He played first-team rugby and sevens for Greyhound before moving on.

Club secretary, Barry Morris, reflected on Thompson's time at the club and on the special talent he had even then.

He added that it was fantastic for the younger players to have Guy as a role model.

Former Greyhound star and England Women's prop, Laura Keates was due to attend but was unable to make it due to other commitments.

Meanwhile, the city club will start their new Midlands Four West (North) season with a new chairman and club secretary.

Family commitments, which will take Allan Braithwaite away from the club at times, led him to step down from his role as secretary.

At the club's annual meeting, however, when Braithwaite and Morris stepped down from their current roles, Braithwaite was proposed as chairman and Morris as club secretary.

"This will mean that the club can still function when Allan is away," said Morris.

Joe Morris has been elected club captain and vice team-captain while Oli Paton has been elected team captain.

The club have also announced the appointmet of Mark Jones as men's manager.

"Mark has huge knowledge of rugby and played for Luctonians and Hereford," said Morris.

"He will bring a lot of knowledge, experience and organisation into the club.

Asa Chung will be staying on as a coach while Pete Williams has rejoined the club's coaching staff from Ludlow.

"We are developing a second men's team as well as a men's touch team," said Morrs. "If anyone is interested, please contact the club."

Greyhound are hosting an inter-schools tag tournament for under 8s and 9s today (Thursday) from 3.30pm to 5pm.

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