Oxfordshire’s sides are taking their first steps towards a return to action as they resume training.

Witney are back at Hailey Road tonight for their first session since winning last season’s Southern Counties North title on the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) weighted points per game formula.

They follow National League 1 side Chinnor, who returned to Kingsey Road on Tuesday as they began building up to their planned start to pre-season training on July 2.

Meanwhile, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier outfit Abingdon held their first fitness session at Lambrick Way on Thursday.

The squad had already been training together remotely, with the activities transmitted live so players who were unable to join could take part.

Abingdon, who finished fourth in the points per game formula, have also announced that Lee Taylor will continue as first team captain.

All clubs are following the RFU’s roadmap for the community game, which is currently at stage B.

This allows squads to carry out distanced, small-group training but no face-to-face contact.

Elsewhere, Chipping Norton have announced a stringent set of measures as their senior men’s team recommence sessions this Thursday evening.

Players will train in pods of six, while there will be minimal handling of equipment and those attending are asked to bring their own water bottles.

New players can join Thursday’s session, while all participants must contact Mark Clarke via the club’s senior Whatsapp group or on 07860 216738 to confirm attendance.