Maids are delighted to announce their 2nd front row addition in 2 days, with the arrival of hooker, Dan Hostetler, a former USA U20 squad member who has also represented South West Under 18, Wasps Academy, Bedford under 19, and Cardiff University 1st XV. Last year, Dan played his maiden season of adult rugby at local rivals, Marlow, his hometown club, but is now looking to kick on and test himself at a higher level, and he’s made a good impression in the first 5 week block of training already;
“I’ve been really impressed with young Dan, since he rocked up at the first training session, at the start of June. He’s in good shape, and performed well in the preliminary fitness tests. He’s been an ever-present at training, and is clearly working hard to improve- I’m looking forward to seeing him play in our preseason games, and I’m very confident he can step up and compete at this level”, Will Greenwood.
Hostetler in Marlow colours last season
Talking about his decision to come over to Braywick, Hostetler said he is “looking forward to getting stuck in” and is keen to “contribute to the set up, and hopefully promotion”.
As well as being able to add to his front row options, new Head Coach, Mobbs-Smith has also managed to keep hold of all of his unit from last season, meaning he has a wealth of options at his disposal, something he was clearly delighted with;
“The front row is such a combative place, that there are always going to be injuries, requiring replacements. I am very happy I’ve been able to add young Dan to our armoury, and with Mark Darlington in our squad, there could not be a better player for him to learn off. Mark, and also his brother Andrew, are fantastic at working with our young front row boys, and I’m sure in years to come, there will be a tasty conveyor belt of Maidenhead scrum monsters that these guys have helped develop. It’s an extremely exciting prospect.”
Hostetler in action for Cardiff Uni 1st XV
Maids resume their preseason training this coming Tuesday (16th July) after a week off, and will be releasing further details of new additions to the squad then.
Come on you Maids!