Club Update - Christmas 2020

Club Update - Christmas 2020

By Pat Stokes
16 December 2020
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As we move full swing into the festive season and a new year we thought a quick update would be timely.....


Despite greatly reduced income during the pandemic the club remains in a stable financial position. The Exec Committee continues to review the cashflow and all non-essential expenditure has ceased throughout the pandemic. All be it any infrastructure spend that is critical is considered carefully on a case by case basis. We thank you for your continued support through your payment of membership fees – it’s crucial that this income is maintained and we are grateful for our members continued loyalty. Also a lot of thanks and appreciation to Lyndsey Craven and Josh McDonald for their hard work in keeping the club in a safe condition and thus allowing the North West Ambulance Service to continue using the club as their training venue.

On Tuesday 29th December, from 1pm, we are organizing a work party at the clubhouse to give the club and grounds a thorough clean and tidy up. All activities will be Covid compliant and all volunteers are welcome for this work party. Please let one of the Exec Committee or Gareth Price know if you can make this.

In the new year the senior training will start again on Thursday 7th January (7pm start). We are due to play our first competitive game (adaptive version of the game – no scrums, no mauls….yes it’s going to be fun!) on 16th January. We will be playing in the ADM Combination 2 Micro-League. We will have 9 league games to play in a shortened season. The first is at home to Tyldesley 2s on 16th January (2.15pm) followed by an away game at Orrell St James on 30th January (2.15pm). Further details regarding opening of the clubhouse / spectators for the games etc will be posted in due course and will be subject to restrictions etc.

The Minis and Juniors are due to re-start training on Sunday the 10th January and they too are hopeful of playing some friendlies early in the new year.

It goes without saying that this has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone but we hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and we wish you all a Happy New Year and better times for all of us in 2021.

Exec Committee 16th December 2020

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