Ernie Brummitt is the new president of Newark RUFC following the club’s annual meeting on Monday evening.
Ernie, the club’s fixtures secretary for the past six years, takes over from Andy Clay who steps down after three years at the helm.
After relegation last season, the club’s first team gained promotion back to Midlands One East while the youth teams won Three Counties titles in the under-14 and under-17 age groups. Overall, the club’s four senior teams won 80 games out of 109.
Andy Clay told members in his annual report: ‘I believe the change was started this time last year when everyone accepted the position the club was in and the whole club, players and non-players, decided to do something positive about it.
‘This year we have had the right people in the right jobs. The other major help that started a year ago has been the total support and determination of all senior players and their efforts cannot be underestimated.’
The annual meeting also marked the end of Peter Moore’s 12-year stint as treasurer though he will be continuing his involvement at the club as assistant treasurer/book keeper. The new treasurer is Richard Staniforth.
Peter told member the club was in a healthy financial position and added: ‘Importantly, the cash position is strong which provides a reassuring ‘buffer’ in the event of any foreseen significant costs arising in the future.’
Members also approved the process to be an incorporated club from Aug 1 led by a board of directors chaired by Andy Statham.
Other agm appointments included the election of two new life members in Tommy Pykett and Rob Wildman and three new vice-presidents in Danny Coen, Martin Brown and John Cook.
Full reports on this website.
Elected officers 2012-13
President: Ernie Brummitt; chairman: Andy Statham, vice-chairman: David Pick; secretary: Tony Aspbury, treasurer: Richard Staniforth, chair of playing: Richard Byrom, chair of facilities: Graham Macfarlane, assistant treasurer: Barry Thompson, mini & youth co-ordinator: David Duddles.
Membership secretary: Hugh Daybell, social secretary: Jane Overland, bar chairman: Gary Hobbs, sponsorship chairman: John Cook, volunteer co-ordinator: Nick Poulson, safeguarding officer: to be appointed; club merchandising: Jon Ward, assistant secretary: Jane Overland, fixtures secretary: to be appointed; officer of the day organiser: John Beddoe, mini section: Paul Bratton, junior section: Brian Cobb, coaching co-ordinator: Spencer Bell, referee co-ordinator: to be appointed.
Assistant treasurer: Peter Moore, disciplinary officer: Andrew Fearn, referee organiser: Andrew Statham, lettings secretary: Wendy Boas, webmasters: John Perkins, Rob Hughes; programme/press officer: Rob Wildman, 1st team manager: Ian Gilchrist, second team: Martin Llewellyn-Smith, third team manager: Tommy Pykett, fourth team: Martin Brown.
1st XV League Fixtures 2012-13
Newark’s first team will start the new season at Kettering when the Midlands One East campaign starts.
The league programme gives Newark a 26-match season including games against Three Counties rivals Paviors, Matlock, Ilkeston, Market Rasen and Spalding.
Newark will be captained for a second season by Chris Tate. Coaches Bob Nashed and Darren Gourley are also on board again backed up by manager Ian Gilchrist.
Midlands One East
1: Kettering (away),
8: Spalding (home),
15: Peterborough (away),
22: Market Bosworth (home),
29: Loughborough (away).
6: Ilkeston (home),
13: Towcestrians (away),
20: Market Rasen (away),
27: Bedford Ath (home).
3: Matlock (away),
17: Old Northamptonians (home),
24: Peterborough Lions (away).
8: Paviors (home),
15: Spalding (away),
22: Peterborough (home).
5: Market Bosworth (away),
12: Loughborough (home),
26: Ilkeston (away).
2: Towcestrians (home),
16: Market Rasen (home).
2: Bedford Ath (away),
9: Matlock (home),
23: Old Northamptonians (away).
6: Peterborough Lions (home),
13: Paviors (away),
20: Kettering (home).