Skipper Fowler puts his boots to one side

With changes in employment and the birth of his second child Harry, Skipper Aaron Fowler has decided to hang up his boots and to focus on his growing family and new work commitments.

“I have loved my time at this very special club and cherish every minute on the field in the Wanderers Colours, the time is right for me to step down and work as hard as I possibly can to ensure the future of rugby at this great Club.

 I have had the genuine honour of playing with outstanding individuals and the pleasure of seeing those individuals’ gel into a fantastic team over the last three seasons in particular. I would like to thank everyone involved at the club; the committee, ‘the Massiv’, the supporters, players and coaches for making the last 5 seasons so enjoyable and successful.

 For any player looking to further develop their talent in a great environment with a team intent to play with a smile on every players face, I could not recommend this club more highly”.

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Five seasons at the Club joining from Cardiff RFC, with four as Captain, during this period an instrumental part of the last East District 7’s, Silver Bowl, Mallett Cup, East District Cup winning teams. From a League perspective promotion to the Championship, managing the relegation from the Championship, a new experience of securing Championship via a play off in the Clubs 125TH Anniversary year. The 2019/ 20 season came to a close with the squad in 8th position securing another season in the Welsh Rugby Union Championship league.

Aaron Fowler: A leader in every sense of the word. On and off the field always put 100% into his playing and conduct off the field always of the highest standard. We’ll miss him on the field but we’ll gain from his presence in the background. (Alyn Humphreys Rugby Chairman)

Where do you start? Aaron joined us with no pomp & ceremony and immediately became a much-valued member of not only the playing group but the club as well! His intelligence and skill on the field made him invaluable to our efforts to return to the Championship, his willingness to put his body on the line week in and week out and do the unseen work to slow play up or simply be a nuisance made sure he was the first name on the team sheet. With more MOM nominations than I can remember our band of loyal supporters recognised this as well and appreciated his efforts! Aaron’s transition to the rugby committee should be not only seamless but strengthen us all round and he is welcomed aboard!    John Lyons (Vice Chairman/ Team Manager)

He has had a outstanding playing career (which I first saw as an assistant backs coach when he was with the Blues 18s, way back when!) in an unforgiving position and the Wanderers have benefited massively over the past five years. He has always been an exemplary role model on how to conduct yourself, in life as well as in matters of rugby. Honest, approachable and genuine man. It’s great he is staying on to ensure connectivity between our young squad and committee. It can only strengthen the club. (Backs Coach Darren Gibbon)

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