This transition will commence this forthcoming season. As you are aware there have been two separate playing seasons for mini/mod and Junior squads for some time, by the end of the 2012 season these age groups will all play the same season timeframe.
There will be an "interim" season which will run from the weekend of the 10th September 2011 through to the weekend of the 10th December 2011 with "free" weekends on the 8/9th October and 22/23rd October for Grand Final weekend and School Holidays. There will then be a break for all age groups until the 2012 Season commences fully in March 2012.
The exact dates for the 2012 Season have not been confirmed fully yet, but it is proposed that this will run from 3rd March 2012 through to 24th November 2012. There will be "free" weekends on 7/8th April for Easter and 2/3rd June for school holidays. There will also be a season break for the 6 week Summer holidays, with the last games played 14/15 July, recommencing 1/2 September 2012.
For ease of administration, Membership for the 2011/2012 Seasons will be collected as follows:
September - November 2011 Interim Season £55.00 (inclusive of £10 2011's renewal for Wetherby Sports Association) payable Sat 3rd Sept 2011
March to November 2012 Full Season £32.50 (inclusive of 2012's renewal for Wetherby Sports Association) payable March 2012 date tbc
Registration for the interim season will be on Saturday 3rd September from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at the Club. If there is anyone available to assist in collating the paperwork on Saturday morning for your individual age groups, I'd be very grateful. If you could arrive at 9:45 for a briefing that would be great.
New photographs of the players are not required for the forthcoming season EXCEPT for Under 12's and Under 14's. If parents of these two age groups could either email me a suitable photograph (passport style) or supply a copy on the 3rd I would be very grateful (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Despite much to'ing and fro'ing with votes etc, the Youth Rugby League - Under 17's and 18's - will remain with the Winter playing season until April 2012. Re-registration will also take place on Saturday AM, but please also bring a passport sized photograph along with you as BARLA are still using their own (albeit antiquated) registration system.
Please follow the link to download and complete the Bulldogs Membership Form and the Wetherby Sports Association membership forms from here: http://tinyurl.com/44cjtzt and please bring them with you on Saturday to speed up the process.
Many thanks for your assistance (and patience!) during this transitional period.