Haywards Heath RFC's promotion confirmed but celebrations on hold

Haywards Heath Rugby Club today (Friday) received the news they had been working towards all season as the RFU decided on final league positions and confirmed promotion for the Club to London 1 South next season.

Unable to get together to celebrate, Heath 1st XV Lead Coach Ross Chisholm called the squad to a Zoom meeting online and announced the news to a stay safe, stay at home squad.

For sure these muted celebrations will be replaced with something more appropriate and probably more raucous when the situation allows.

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SEE ALSO University studies and Xbox games keep Haywards Heath's Harlequins rugby star busy | Sussex cricket community pays tribute to one of its great servants | Sussex-based championship among events called off by golf governorsCongratulations to Ross, his assistant Jim Taylor, all the senior squad and the Club’s much-valued main sponsor Fairfax who have all played their part in securing this fantastic well-deserved new status for the Club next season. Making the need for a new Clubhouse at Whitemans Green all the more pressing – this news provides a new burst of adrenaline everyone needed at this challenging time for all.

Ross Chisholm shared the good news with the squad via Zoom

Final league standings are expected to be published on the RFU website later today.

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