CHRIS Waring is targeting promotion from the London & SE Premier Division for the second season in succession.

Waring has been named head coach at Rochford Hundred just weeks after helping Westcliff win their promotion play-off.

And he is setting his sights high for the season ahead.

“You have to be ambitious and plan for promotion, that’s why you take these jobs on,” said Waring.

“I know the league and most of the teams in there I’ve been up against three or four seasons in a row now.

“I know a lot about most of the teams but there will still be some unknown quantities coming up or coming down.

“We will see what the league has to offer but I don’t think it was quite as strong as it has been last year.

“But with Guernsey and London Irish (Wild Geese) coming down plus some good teams coming up it will be tough.”

However, Waring has already been impressed by the set up at Magnolia Road.

“I’ve just been sitting around a table with 10 coaches talking about what we want from players and this season and that’s about as professional as you can expect at this level,” said Waring.

“Everyone is ambitious and keen to progress.

“We will see what the season holds but it’s exciting.

“I’ve known Chris (Green) a long time and he knew they had a plan to get into this league and then maybe make some changes so I’m pleased to be here.”

And Waring also feels he is making the move at the right time.

“It’s a strange way to leave but it was the right time to leave from a personal point of view and a progression point of view too,” said Waring.

“It took the club (Westcliff) by surprise the success they had last season but I had already committed to come here before we knew we were going to get promoted.

“Hopefully we can achieve the same at Rochford now.”

Rochford have not lost a league game since April 2017 but remain hungry for more success.