Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce that Luke Dyckhoff will remain as Club Captain for the 2013/2014 season.
Dyckhoff, 25 - was appointed Pontypool RFC club captain in October 2012, with the first match under his leadership being the narrow 24-23 home defeat by Llanharan RFC. His leadership was pivotal however in overseeing Pontypool RFC win six of its final seven fixtures of the 2012/2013 SWALEC Championship season.
“It is an honour to be selected as Pontypool RFC club captain for a second season,” said Dyckhoff. “The situations the squad experienced last season both negative and positive have strengthened us to the point where we view this team as one big family. It is a privilege to play alongside the team and also under the leadership of Mike Hook and Shaun Rees. I am hugely excited about next season and I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
Dyckhoff joined Pontypool RFC from Bedwas RFC in 2010 and made his club debut in the pre-season friendly against Newbury RFC in August 2010, which Pontypool RFC won 36-10. He made his league debut in the 27-16 home victory over Bedwas RFC a fortnight later.
“Luke has introduced a professional approach to Pontypool RFC both on and off the field, and with a new, young squad I cant say how important Luke’s influence has been in developing leadership and setting standards,” said Mike Hook – Head Coach of Pontypool RFC said. “We have exciting times ahead and Luke will have a big part to play again this year, a challenge a man like Luke will relish.”
Shaun Rees – Team Manager of Pontypool RFC said, “It is great to have Luke as Club Captain for another year. He is a Premiership standard player who leads by example and has the respect of all of the players.” – Shaun.
For his services to Pontypool RFC during the 2012/2013 season, Dyckhoff was presented with the Captain’s Trophy at the annual Pontypool RFC Club Dinner on June 7th, 2013.