A League and Cup double! Since that final in 2015, Stoneygate 1st Team has gone from strength to strength. In Leicestershire Merit B league, Gate has found its feet amongst Clubs such as; Aylestone Athletic, Coalville, Belgrave and Hinckley. Each season the aim is to continue recruiting from the local Uppingham area, improving on the previous season’s results and aiming for silverware in the President’s Cup. At the start of the 2017/18 season Gate 1st XV took a huge step forward in appointing former player, Matt Isherwood as full time 1st Team Coach. Matt’s contribution since then has had a huge impact on the team, bringing structure, an improved skill set and better organisation both at training and during game time. Gate won its third President’s Cup last season and came fourth in the league. The 2018/2019 season Gate has gone one step further by completing the League and Cup double in Leicestershire Merit B, which has seen the team promoted to Leicestershire’s top Merit A League for the 2019/20 season.