Bracknell RFC captain Brambley impressed by new regimeBy Adam Lee
September 13, 2012
New Bracknell captain Matt Brambley has been delighted by the players’ response to the new regime of coach Rory Greenslade-Jones and his coaching staff.
Since the former Gloucester man arrived in the summer, the atmosphere at Bracknell has changed dramatically, with the numbers at training boosted by the coach’s ‘one club’ ethos.
And Brambley, 31, a real club man having worked his way through the ranks at Lily Hill, revealed he was overjoyed to be asked to become captain when Jonny Mirza stepped down from his duties over the summer.
“The new coaching structure has brought a breath of fresh air to the club and everyone has really bought into it,” said former Ranelagh pupil Brambley, who lives in Forest Park.
“Everyone is putting in 100 per cent and it’s been great.
“When Jonny stepped down and the club asked if I would be interested in the captaincy it was a privilege and an honour to become captain of the club I have played at since I was 11.
“It didn’t take much persuasion at all.”
Brambley, who can play anywhere across the second and back rows, has been instrumental in the club’s good start to life in South West 1 East.
However, following their 78-6 destruction of Cheltenham on Saturday, he has reminded his team-mates to keep their feet firmly on the ground ahead of a tough test against Coney Hill on Saturday.
“One of the big targets we have set ourselves is our home performances because we don’t want anybody to come to our place and push us around and Saturday was definitely a good start to that,” he said.
“But we can’t get carried away after one big performance.
“There were a lot of positives to take from it, but there’s still things we need to work on and it will be a completely different challenge this week.”