Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the new Season for 2018/19. Pre-Season kicked off last Tuesday and will continue every Saturday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings up at St Marks with Simon and Hammy putting everyone through their paces. We looking forward to seeing a few new faces this Season as well as all the regulars and very much looking forward to another successful Season. Hopes are high as is the confidence and we will be targeting a top 4 place this year.
We had our first Rugby Club Senior Executive meeting last week, welcoming our newcomer in Mike Rigby, who has taken over as Youth Chairman and supported on the evening by Martin Croker who will be looking after Membership this year as well as our new look Website.
It was a long meeting but a very important and positive meeting. Finances are looking healthier with new sponsors coming on Board this Season, our success attracts new Business and more interest and its great to see more and more people wanting to be involved.
The big topic within the Club is still the Development Plans and as mentioned at the recent AGM we are no further down the line to date, however we are hoping that very soon we will be in a position to announce news and set a date for the proposals. We will keep you all updated as soon as we have any news so watch this space!
It’s great news that both Tek Seating and Axa PPP Healthcare have agreed to sponsor our 1st XV shirts again this year and Street Fuel Limited sponsoring the shorts.
This year also sees every side from U6’s through to the 1st XV running out in the same colours and same design, taken on the One Club ethos.
On September 29th I am organising a Black Tie Summer Ball which will be held in a marquee at St Marks, sit down 3 course dinner, plenty of drinks, music, raffle and auction. Details are on the website and please contact Michelle Greenall if you wish to come. It will be a great event and one that I hope we will hold on an Annual basis for the whole club!!
I wish you all well in Pre Season, train hard and make our great Club even more of a Success in all ages!!
Anyone wishing to put their hand up as a Volunteer this year in any form then please let me know. We desperately need more hands on deck!