And the votes are in!
Following our first ever virtual AGM, we are pleased to announce that Lee Gillett is back in the hot seat as club chairman for a second term. With much of what went on both on and off the pitch last year, Lee had a testing introduction to being Chairman (some would say that ‘Brexit’ was a breeze by comparision, and its great to see that Lee has returned with the same commitment and drive to see it through for another 12 months.
Tim Stevens has also retained his role as President, and will play a key role alongside Lee, in steering the club in the right direction.
Jason Chambers returns as 1st team captain, for what he hopes is a less stressful season this time round. It was a difficult start to last season for Jason and the team, but just as things started to look positive and heading in the right direction, the season was cut short due to the current pandemic.
Having been a player since the early 2000’s, Jason’s commitment to the club doesn’t go unnoticed. When he isn’t out on the training pitch, or playing on the weekend, you will find him out coaching some of our junior section on a Sunday morning. In between these hours, you’ll probably find him in the clubhouse ‘at the Oche’ for our club darts team. He’s also keen to be involved in much of the ongoing maintenance in and around the clubhouse. If there are any hours left after all that, he’ll be enjoying a pint at the bar or getting some well earned rest.
Good luck Jase!
With the exception of Marc West stepping down from committee, being replaced by Darren Massey, the rest of the committee remains unchanged from last year.
We thank Marc for his efforts and commitment over the years, in his role both as a committee member, and Chairman (prior to Lee Gillett)
The new committee faces a tough challenge over the coming 12 months, and the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, will have a profound effect on the operating of the club for many years to come.
Financially, our treasurer, Denise Broom, has been working tirelessly to ensure we can open again in the coming months. A challenging task for all sports and social clubs right now, and all support from the RFU and the government is being explored.
To ensure our longevity, and to be able to provide local rugby and a social club to our members and the local community will require your continued support.
Without our members, players, minis & juniors, our volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and anyone else we haven’t mentioned, our club would not survive without you all.
For now, we will continue to follow the government guidelines, and will give you plenty of notice for when we are able to reopen.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon!