London Broncos Reserves will face their first test on January 10th away at Coventry Bears in a pre-season friendly.
The season kicks off in 2020 with the hosts, Coventry Bears, returning to the Butts Park Arena after nearly 9 months’ absence.
The changes for the midlands side are titanic with a new 4G pitch to play on, a closer relationship with the Butts Park Arena and various new and exciting sponsors and commercial partners. There are a host of new faces within the playing squad, a new Director of Rugby (Alan Robinson moving over to the playing side from CEO) as Debbie Watson moves into the position of Chief Executive.
London Broncos too have been through changes with the advent of their new Reserve Squad and Reserve Coaching setup. New Reserve Head Coach Tom Tsang will know all about the trip to Butts Park Arena having recently left the midlands club to join the Broncos.
The Friday night lights game will be the first opportunity for fans to see the new Broncos squad who have been training hard and it promises to be a great opportunity for fans to enjoy hot food and a few new year drinks as the Bears play for the very first time on the new 4G playing surface kicking off at 7:30pm.
Alan Robinson, Director of Rugby at the Bears commented on his new squad: “Enthusiasm in the squad during training has been really good and everyone can’t wait to return to the Butts Park Arena. The pitch looks first class and it will allow us to continue to play an open and fast brand of rugby which I know fans will look forward to.”
Tom Tsang said, “This will be the first game for the club for the 2020 season so all involved will be raring to go and wanting to rip in and put in a big performance. The team we put out will be made up of our Reserve Team players who have been training since the start of November, plus the possibility of First Team players and U18s. It will give us a perfect indication of what we need to work on ahead of the season which starts in February. On a personal level it will be nice to return to the Butts Park Arena where I have spent the majority of my career before joining the Broncos.”
Tickets are available on the gate and are priced as follows – Single Game Entrance Adult £15, Concession £13, Junior (12 -16 years) £7,Under 12’s free.