WEYMOUTH & Portland will be led for the 2022/23 season by Billy Hayne and Tim Comben after Dave Oaksford's decision to relinquish the captaincy.

Oaksford skippered the Seahorses for four years and oversaw a number of solid seasons, including a hat-trick of top-three finishes in Dorset & Wilts One South.

Speaking to club press officer Idris Martin, he said: "It's been a privilege leading the club's first XV.

"When I took over we were facing relegation and in the four years we have had three top-three finishes and beaten Dorchester for the first time in many seasons, albeit in a pre-season trial match.

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"Billy and Tim are taking over so the captaincy is good hands."

The rebranded Counties 2 Tribute Dorset & Wilts South gets under way on Saturday, September 10, with the Seahorses' first game at home to East Dorset Dockers on Saturday, September 17.

Elsewhere, the Ridgeway Roses women's team have relocated to Weymouth & Portland permanently and will now be known as Weymouth & Portland Women.

They have appointed Anthony Cowburn, Lian Berry, Rob Whiting and Sam Knott as their coaching team.

Weymouth & Portland held their first training session at Monmouth Avenue last week with healthy numbers in attendance as the coaches helped dust off the cobwebs.