Solidarity amongst the Saxons continues as Sexton and Banks pen new deals

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SOUTHEND SAXONS Rugby Club have continued to cement foundations for the future with the announcement that Jac Sexton and Fraser Banks have committed to a longer stay at Warners Bridge.

Harry Branch, Tom Reeman, Tom Ramsey, Jake O’Kill and Dan Forster-Knight have already handed Director of Rugby, Josh Ward a huge boost by signing new contracts with the Seasiders, who are currently challenging for promotion from London One North.

Banks has been an ever-present during the current campaign, and Ward was enthusiastic over the players’ decision to remain with the club: “Banksy is only in his second season currently but slotted in incredibly well, he is a much-loved member of the group and loving his time here.

“He along with many others has expanded his skillset and has shown a real appetite to improve across a number of different playing positions. In order to be successful, you need quality people on and off the pitch, Banksy certainly fits that mould.“

Meanwhile, Bank added: “I’m excited to sign on for a few more years with the club. It was a big decision but I’m glad I put pen to paper to carry on wearing the Brown and White for a few more years.

“Since joining the club, the coaching staff, supporters and players have been nothing but outstanding – I’ve loved it. It’s one of the main reasons I will be continuing at Southend.”

Sexton made his Saxons debut last season and has become a firm favourite with the clubs supporters: “Jac committing his future to the club long term is excellent news,” DoR Ward said.

“Jac is one of the most talented young players I’ve worked with, his technical and tactical ability is developing rapidly. He’s young, he’s talented and he’s going to continue his development at Southend, I’m delighted.”

Sexton himself, was also delighted to secure his future, saying: “it’s a privilege to be signing an extension for my boyhood club where I’ve been since I was six, and where have my Dad on the coaching staff, my brother in the playing squad and my sister in the Saints (women’s team), I’m really looking forward to the next few years at the club.”

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Brian Jeeves

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