Nottingham pair on their way to Amps

Kiefer Laxton
Kiefer Laxton

Ampthill RUFC have completed the signings of fly-half Will Maisey and backrow Kiefer Laxton, both 22, from Nottingham.

Last season, 6ft 3ins Maisey played 24 times for Nottingham in the Championship and B&I Cup, scoring 101 points.

He made his debut for Coventry in National One aged 18 in 2011 – the first of 29 appearances for the club.

In 2011 he was a member of the Hartpury College U18 squad which retained the AASE title at Twickenham.

Meanwhile, 6ft tall Laxton made his debut for Nottingham against Llanelli Scarlets in the B&I Cup in February 2011, aged 18.

Since then he has played 15 times for the club in the Championship and B&I Cup, plus 13 games when on loan at Leicester Lions in National Two.

Ampthill director of Rugby Mark Lavery said: “Will and Kiefer bring Championship experience, along with their proven skills, and will further strengthen competition for places in our matchday squad.”

>> Bedford Athletic are well into their pre-season preparations now, with training every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 7pm.

The club has full fixture lists at first and second team levels and will be looking to expand these to include Thirds and Vets (as well as the Bedford Blues Athletic Colts).

For more information, contact club coaches Oli Joisce (07980 316337) or Andy Phillips (07815 937333), club captain Neil Paterson (07803 724255) or for the Colts, Chris O’Dell (07976 238309).