Leading Guernsey to new heights

Part 2 of our sporting highlights of 2012...

Guernsey first team captain Blair Campbell has led his club to the National League for the first time this year. (Picture by Mike Marshall, 1281331)
Guernsey first team captain Blair Campbell has led his club to the National League for the first time this year. (Picture by Mike Marshall, 1281331)

AS THEIR leader on the field, Blair Campbell has taken the Guernsey Rugby Club higher than they have ever been before.

The first team captain has helped mastermind the GRUFC’s rise to the National Leagues, where they are plying their trade this season thanks to a magnificent back end to their 2011-12 London One South season, which saw them win 18 straight games.

They clinched the title with a 39-0 win over Hove in front of a four-figure crowd at Footes Lane, another victory orchestrated by their captain from fly half, who afterwards expressed his satisfaction at what his side had achieved both on the day and during the whole season.

‘The first half was hard-fought [against Hove], but then we upped a gear in the second half and when you can pick up the pace when needed, that as a side sets us apart from others in this league,’ he said on that Saturday in April.