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Will Brown (OI 2006-17) Moves Rugby Club

Will Brown (OI 2006-17) rugby career so far has been an interesting story.
Image from Devon Live
Image from Devon Live

Will had decided to split his final year of university studies and then the opportunity to play for championship side Ampthill presented itself. He played one season for them (a somewhat shortened covid season) and as a result of playing well he was offered a two-year, full time contract (2021 to 2023) at Jersey Reds in the Channel Islands.

As Will's university wouldn't allow him to complete his studies online over the 24 months he was to be based in Jersey he opted to take a two-year leave of absence. In his second year at Jersey Reds the team went on to win the league and Will finished second in the top try scorer's list that season. Due to Jersey not meeting the stadium capacity criteria of the premiership, they weren't allowed to be promoted.

Recently, Will returned to England to complete the final half of his final year of studies. Although a disapointment at the time it subsequently became a blessing in disguise for him as Jersey Reds announced they have been forced to cease trading on 27th September and are on the brink of being wound up, unless fresh investment is found.

Now living in London and commuting to Loughborough University, Will has joined London Scottish who are part-time in the RFU Championship. 

Will commented "I can still compete at the same level whilst being able to commute up to Loughborough to finish my course in Sport Management Bsc. It's an exciting year as it's a new challenge and new surroundings but I feel at London Scottish we can achieve something special this season. We've been competing in the Premiership/Championship Cup competition before the league starts; I was fortunate enough to play against Bath and Exeter away which were both incredible experiences."

The Old Ipswichians wish Will well with his new team.

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