The newly formed club will, from the 2014-15 season, be known as Dorset Dockers RFC and the home ground will continue to be at Verwood’s Potterne Park which is generally considered to have one of the very finest pitches and facilities in the Dorset & Wilts leagues together with the only fully floodlit hi-tech 3G training ground in the two counties.
A new committee will be formed out of the two clubs currently chaired by Martin O’Kelly (Verwood) and Jerry Cook (Dorset Dockers) with the playing members coached and managed by the existing coaches of each squad. Furthermore there will be two senior teams plus the fast developing Colts squad, to be named Dorset Dockers Colts, which will ensure rugby will be seen virtually every weekend during the season in Verwood.
Dorset Dockers was only formed a year ago with players from a number of clubs who wished not only to improve their rugby skills but also to have the very best opportunity of reaching a higher standard whilst simultaneously maintaining an ethos of enjoyable, flowing rugby for their club and, indeed, for the spectators.
It is expected that Dorset Dockers RFU first team will most likely be placed in the Dorset & Wilts first division next season and the new second team will be placed either in the third or fourth division to start with. The Colts will be expected to form a full fixture list for 2014/15.
A list of club sponsors will be to hand shortly when new kit and other essential items will be ordered for the beginning of the new era of rugby in Verwood.