At Friday's Annual Dinner, Kenilworth Rugby Club bid a fond farewell to Head Coach and Captain Jonny Cresswell who will be returning with his family to his home town of Ampthill after a spell of 5 years with the Glasshouse Lane Club.
'Cressa' joined Kenilworth for the 2010 – 2011 season which saw the Club relegated from National 3 Midlands but also saw him taking the Players Player of the Year award as a consequence of his stand out play and complete commitment to the cause. That level of personal commitment continued throughout the following 4 years at a time of considerable Club re-structure which has seen many former Mini, Junior and Colts players make their successful transition into the 1st XV squad, promotion as Champions into Midlands West 1 and consolidation in that league.
''Cressa, either as a player, Forwards Coach or more latterly, Head Coach has always given 100% to the Club and his presence will be greatly missed.''
Jonny Cresswell will be replaced as Head Coach by former Rugby Lions and Kenilworth three-quarter Wayne Morgan whose first stint at Kenilworth began during the 1992-93 season. One of the club's most influential players of the nineties, Wayne played a significant part in the rise of the club through the leagues and went on to become Club Captain. On his retirement as a player in 02/03, Wayne re-joined his first Club, Rugby St Andrews, to become Coach. It is from the Saints that he re-news his fond relationship with Kenilworth RFC.