Evening all. Fair to say that a few have left Ilkley in the off season.
Paul Petchey, moved to Otley, wants to try his hand at a higher level.
Declan Jackson, moved to London.
Josh Kimba, off to Oz.
James Spencer, retired.
Chris Chapman, taking a sabbatical.
John Pickersgill joined the coaching set up at Skipton I think?
Of the six; Chapman played little first team rugby last season, Pickersgill was involved at the start of the season only.
It's no secret that Kimba was our captain last year and a quality player, he'll be missed but it's not the end of the world.
Petchey didn't play much First Team after Xmas. Good luck to him, top guy and a good club man.
Spencer has retired, a quality 2nd row but again not the end of the world.
Jackson is off to the smoke.
Players coming in have/are compensating for the departures.
Monks and Vincent retired at the end on the 2015/16 season. Renton never retired, he's getting his business off the ground, played a handful of games in the first and second team for us last year.
Think that's it?
Season nearly here😀