Monthly Archives: August 2018

27th June – New coaching structure announced

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Head coach Mark Wilson has finalised his coaching team for next season. Simon Hart will take over the Development team. Simon is DK through & through having been a regular first team player both as hooker & flanker. Neil Simpson will have his role as Fitness & Conditioning coach tested… Read more »

31st August – Former DK stalwart dies

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It is with the deepest regret that we have received the sad news of Phil Cowie’s passing peacefully, at home on August 29, 2006, at the age of 43. He remains the loving husband of Joy (nee Steele) and devoted father of Philip.. As many of you know Phil was… Read more »

1st October – Injury Update

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The worsening injury list in the first team squad is causing head coach Mark Wilson some major selection problems in all areas of the team. The most serious is lock Ollie Shakespeare who injured his knee in pre season training and is waiting to see a specialist. The worst fear… Read more »

10th October 2006 – Peterborough result in doubt

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There are some extraordinary circumstances surrounding Saturdays home game against Peterborough. The game went to uncontested scrums when Peterborough were unable to provide a front row replacement. This occurred following the sending off of their second row who also happened to be their front row replacement. When one of their… Read more »

11th October 2006 – Decision on Saturday’s match

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The Midlands 1 League secretary in consultation with Midlands Competitions Committee have have reached the following conclusion: “The decision regarding the game on Saturday is that as Peterborough failed to provide a front row replacement at the first time of asking then they are deemed to have forfeited the match…. Read more »

5th December – Injury Update

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There is some good news on the horizon as a number of the long term injured are getting closer to making a return to training and hopefully regaining match fitness. Lock Ollie Shakespeare has had surgery on hi injured knee and is making good progress under the watchful eye of… Read more »

12th January – New signing

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DK have moved to strengthen their back row by signing James Bullock from Midlands 2 side Solihull. James has previously played for Scunthorpe but has moved locally to take up a teaching post in Wolverhampton. Head coach Mark Wilson believes that he will be a valuable addition to the squad… Read more »

16th January – Injured quartet return

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Head coach Mark Wilson is boosted by the news that four of his long term injured squad members all made their comebacks successfully with the development team on Saturday. Front row hardman Wayne Millard, wing Nigel Francis; lock Ollie Shakespeare and wing James Benedict all played their first games of… Read more »

13th March – Injury Update

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Pete Knight joined Warren Port as one of DK’s long term injured following his injury during Saturday’s game at Bedford. Pete dislocated his left kneecap which require hospitalisation on Saturday evening. He needed a general anaesthetic to manipulate the kneecap back into place. The initial news is good as he… Read more »

14th May – Eddie Smith Announces his retirement

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Long serving fly half eddie Smith has announced his retirement from rugby following a series of injuries that have dogged him over the last couple of seasons. In a career spanning 10 years Eddie has been an integral part of a back division that was equal to any around. He… Read more »