10 months ago
By Jon Matthews
CRISIS in the JUNIOR/MINI SECTION AT
East Retford Rugby Union Football Club 2017-2018
Hello to All Parents of East Retford Junior and Mini Section of the Club,
We find ourselves in a bit of a crisis with respect to the administration side of the Junior and Minis.
Over the past 3 to 4 years, Paul and Ellen Barrett (in the kitchen and for social functions assisted by Ruth Jones) have done some sterling work in building up the section of the Club such that it now has around 120 or so active members however, despite being helped enormously on the coaching side, on the admin side, they have been largely doing it on their own.
In January this year they indicated that they wished to step down and take a less active role and as such since then the General Committee have been trying to find people from the Senior Section to take over the challenge.
Due to family, work and their own playing commitments, we have been unable to find anyone to take on this role.
We are now appealing for help from the parents and friends of the Junior and Mini Section to volunteer some of their time to help out and thus ensure the survival of the Section.
The areas in which we need help with are: -
Chairman – General supervision of the Section
Secretary – Maintaining contact and administration of clothing etc.
Membership Secretary – Keeping and updating a list of members and collecting subscriptions
Fixture Secretary – Organising fixtures for the various teams
Coaching Coordinator - Looking after the Coaches
Schools Liaison – Keeping interest within the local schools and
Help in the kitchen on training and match days. (This can be on a rota system)
Individually, these positions are not onerous on time however they have all in the past been undertaken by Paul and Ellen and as such have been quite time consuming.
If anyone can lend a hand and is willing to contribute some of their time to any of the above positions, please contact either: -
Nick Brough firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Mounsey email@example.com
Danny Preece firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in the process of compiling a short “Job Description” for each position and will be able to let any interested party have these.
Make no mistake, without some help appearing, it looks as though the “Section” may well cease to exist and all the hard work done over the past 3 to 4 years will have been in vain.
Updated 13:43 - 5 Sep 2017 by Jon Matthews