Tuesday 2 May 2017
Harbury mini and junior (M&J) section held their A.G.M. at the Clubhouse. The Chairman reflected on the 2016 – 17 season, thanking all club members, coaches and committee members for their support during the season. The club gave particular thanks to Colin Hickman (Coach) Piers Banfield (Vice Chair & former Chairman) Liz Barker (Kit) Sarah Cummings (Registrations).
A disappointing start to the season as the U14 & U16 squads were lost to the recruitment practices of a local club. Despite the loss of those players, numbers recovered over the season with the M&J section now having 185 registered players.
The Chairman thanked Alan Bennett for forging new links with Southam College and Simon White for organising and running district training sessions at the club, both of which have helped raise the club profile locally.
The U15’s mini tour and the U10’s tour to Derbyshire was a massive success, along with the takeover day at the RICOH with over 260 members enjoying the match day activities.
The end of season ball last April held at Dallas Burston was well attended. Monies were raised to purchase an Automatic External Defibrillator, £500 for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance and over £600 for our partner charity “Wooden Spoon”.
The following officers were elected as follows:-
Chairman Mark Werren Mini Fixture Sec. Karl Mullen
Vice Chair Phil Sheepy Junior Fixture Sec Simon Farrall
Safeguarding Kirsten Prance Web Master Catriona Rollason
Coaching Co-ordinator Kieron Eatough
6 &12 May 2017
Presentations / Awards evenings for U13’s, U15’s and U6’s through to U12’s.
Awards were made for “Player of the year”, “Most improved player” and “Clubman of the year” for each age group at the above meetings. Colin Hickman was nominated and accepted as a “Life Member” of the Club after 13 years coaching in the M&J section. Colin is an outstanding coach who won the respect of many players and parents.
Friday 5 to Monday 8 May 2017 saw a small group of senior players embarking on a “Blind Tour” – all they were told was to turn up at the Clubhouse on Friday with their passport! We do not know what they got up to – “what goes on tour stays on tour” but I do know they went to Albufeira and some took a couple of days to recover!
Forthcoming events :
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017
The club has signed up to the NatWest Rugby Taskforce week –end. The day will start with breakfast before sitting down to watch the first Lions Test against the All Blacks. The rest of the week-end will be given over to freshening up the Clubhouse and Grounds.
Classic Car nights are held at the Clubhouse every second Thursday of the month, starting at 18:30 and run through to September. Everyone is welcome, there’s no entrance fee and the bar is open – what’s not to like?
Monday 24 July – Thursday 27 July 2017 – Tuilagi Rugby Skills at the Club.
Updated 10:04 - 5 Jul 2017 by Tom Kittendorf
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