Simon Smith steps down as Scarborough RUFC head coach

5 Apr


Scarborough head Coach Simon Smith has announced that he is stepping down from the role after three years in charge at Silver Royd. He has had a hugely successful time at the club taking them up to North One East from Yorkshire One in season 2017/2018 and winning the Yorkshire Shield in the same year with his team playing a brand of running rugby which delighted the club’s supporters.

Scarbor ough celebrate winning the Yorkshire Shield in 2018

The following season a mid-table finish was his side’s main ambition but once again their entertaining rugby took the division by storm culminating in a runners-up finish and a play-off game at Blackburn. They fell just short in that game but it was a terrific effort by all to have done so well at level six.

Having lost several experienced and vital players in the close-season, Smith’s men made a good start to their second season in North One and topped the table in November last year; however a horrendous run of long term injuries saw them in mid-table when Covid-19 halted the season last month.

I can remember when Simon joined the club from Bridlington and he has been at Scarborough a long, long time; however his family circumstances has changed of late and he now wants to commit more time to his partner and her twins plus his grandchildren. He has give so much to the club and I’m sure everyone at Silver Royd wishes him well.  He isn’t going missing and will still be around and still wants to help at the club.  ALL THE BEST SMITHY!

Scarborough RUFC remain in North One East for next season.

3 Apr
Final placing in NORTH ONE EAST after RFU recalculation.

Percy Park have been relegated following the RFU’s recalculation following the premature ending of season 2019/20.

Getting my Saturday Rugby Fix via YouTube!

28 Mar
Scarborough v Bridlington in season 2018/19.
Video by Gavin Wakeham

Thanks to Gavin Wakeham the cameraman and producer, ScarboroughRUFC and YouTube I’m enjoying my rugby fix at home this afternoon. It’s lovely to see a few ‘weell Kent’ faces including‘ oor Jimmy’ and ‘big Wes’ Lankilde. Well done all concerned; a real boon in these difficult times. Keep safe out there everybody.


27 Mar

Had a different location for my exercise yesterday; a deserted Peasholm Park.

This is just a wee bit over the top methinks!

27 Mar
South Bay Scarborough

I was only putting the bins out!

24 Mar
From Colin Rennard – the Scarborough re-United original group

Self isolation and social distancing.

23 Mar

Following the fully justified condemnation of the people who had flocked to the seaside at the weekend ignoring the social separation protocols, I ventured out to Scarborough’s North Bay this morning but not before getting rid of anything that would mark me down as a wrinkly; Worthers originals, Mint Imperials, nose hair clippers et al.

The place was deserted and I had no problems keeping my distance from the others taking their exercise. I was well refreshed and now await the next proclamation from Chairman Boris at 8.30pm.

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