ENGLAND Sevens head coach Simon Amor was the guest of honour as Crowthorne RFC opened their new facility on a day featuring a pair of matches.

The club – based off Lower Broadmoor Road – provided a day of entertainment with the ladies taking on Southampton before the Crows played a President's XV.

England Sevens player Heather Fisher presented ladies' captain Emma Bell and men's skipper Greg Redpath with new club shirts, and it was Thorn's No. 8 Rashael Franklin who scored the first try at the New Nest as her side beat Southampton 15-10 in a pre-season friendly.

Peter Chamberlain got the only try of the game as the President's XV ran out 8-3 winners in the second game, a hard-fought affair played under beautiful summer sunshine.

A great day for the club was completed with a disco and live music.

If you are interested in joining Crowthorne RFC, more information is available at the website – www.pitchero.com/clubs/crowthornerfc

Training takes place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

The Crows next play on Saturday, September 7 and the Thorns open their league campaign the following day at home to Thamesians Ladies.