MATTY Mountford has been named as Chinnor's new team manager.

The former full back made more than 150 appearances for the club where he has also spent time coaching and takes over from Steve Trenchard.

Mountford joins a new-look management team at Kingsey Road, with Richard Thorpe and Bertie Hopkin recently appointed as director of rugby and captain respectively.

"This will be my ninth season at the club, and it is a real honour to be even considered for the role by Thorpey, and the board," Mountford said.

"The conversations already happening about building a new culture are really exciting, and something I am passionate about helping to deliver."

Thorpe added: “Matty was an obvious choice for Team Manager.

"He has a detailed understanding of how this club has operated in the past, and knows many of our members, youth coaches and younger players.

"Although his role will be to run the senior player squad, he will also be working hard to ensure every player - from Minis, Colts, all the way through to the Wildboys - have a clear line of sight to playing National League 1 rugby for Chinnor’s first XV."