Volunteer now and be part of the team for the new season!

Volunteer now and be part of the team for the new season!

By Paul Hayes
15 August 2022
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With the season fast approaching St Austell RFC is looking for volunteers to support the Saints and Sinners on match days.


With just over two weeks to go before the start of the season, the excitement is already starting to build!

The turn out on training nights has been fantastic with more than 40 seniors and over 20 Colts being put through their paces every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The Seniors played their first warm-up game against Launceston last Thursday with the Saints fielding two completely different XVs in each half. The coaches will have been very pleased with the work out in the searing heat in front of a large appreciative crowd.

Some of our Youth teams are now back in training getting ready for the new season.

Match Day Volunteers

We would like to expand our pool of volunteers to help the Saints match day run smoothly so that it is a fun experience for everyone. If you can spare some time to help with any of the following:

  • Helping to provide a buffet for the opposition committee
  • Hosting the opposition committee on match day
  • Staffing the gate
  • Car park and stand stewards
  • Setting up the tables for the pre-match lunches (usually Friday mornings before a Saints game)
  • Help with hosting the pre-match lunches
  • Supporting sponsorship events
  • Helping with the fundraising activities (such as the 50:50 draw and raffles)

Our aim is to get a sizeable pool of volunteers so that we can share the workload into manageable amounts and be as flexible as possible with people being part of a rota.

If you able to support in any way please contact our Volunteer Lead Al Cummins alancummins@live.co.uk
07902 216417

Saints Match Reporter

Are you or someone you know a budding sports journalist? Do you have aspirations to do media studies at college? Do you believe the word processor is mightier than the ruck?
Then how about writing the Saints match reports that feature on the website and in the local press? Again we are looking for a volunteer, or a group of volunteers to share the task.
This would suit a student with an interest in media studies or a keen-eyed rugby supporter who wishes to share their insightful views on all things Saints in a weekly narrative with a wider audience! The fruits of your labours need to be submitted to the papers by first thing on Monday morning and will be published on our website and promoted across all the Club’s social media channels.

Scoreboard Operator

We need someone to operate the scoreboard to ensure it reflects the right scores while the Saints rack up the points. So if you are comfortable adding up in denominations of 3, 5 and 7 then this is the role for you! Training will be provided!

We would like to establish a group of volunteers who would be able to share the role on a rota basis. It will help us to ensure there is cover for the majority of our home games.

PA Announcer
We need someone to provide the soundtrack to the Saints match day and help build the atmosphere! The requirement is to broadcast key messages to the crowd during the course of the afternoon or evening. These include safety announcements, team selections, in-game updates on scorers, replacements and sponsors, food and drinks information and the promotion of future events.

We would like to establish a group of volunteers who would be able to share the role on a rota basis. It will help us to ensure there is cover for the majority of our home games.

Grounds and Maintenance

Most of the maintenance at Tregorrick Park is undertaken by volunteers. We would like to expand our pool of volunteers to share the workload and enhance the skills and knowledge available to the Club.

We will be doing a skills audit in the early part of the season to help build up a database of skills that might be available to support the Club. We are looking at establishing a number of different ways to deliver our maintenance programme including:

  • The Chain Gang – formerly known as the ‘Tuesday Club’ but as it now occasionally meets on a Wednesday the name has changed! If you are free during the day and want to join in a very sociable morning carrying out a variety of general routine maintenance tasks in the Club and around the grounds then the Chain Gang are for you. Tasks can include cleaning the stands, painting, hedge strimming.
  • The Grounds team work hard at keeping the Tregorrick surfaces in tip-top condition. If you can spare some time each week to help with the line painting that would be an enormous help. Anyone who would like to get more involved with grounds maintenance to keep our playing surfaces and surrounding areas the best in the South West we would be really pleased to hear from you.
  • Maintenance events on set dates to carry out specific tasks such as painting the changing rooms, clearing containers, putting up pictures on the walls
  • Creating specific task forces for more complex projects that might need specialist skills and be delivered over a longer timeframe

Your contribution may be regularly, occasionally or one-off – whatever it is it will be highly valuable to the Club. If you are able to support in any way please contact our Volunteer Lead Al Cummins alancummins@live.co.uk
07902 216417

If you are interested in any of the above, or have an idea where you could help out or would like to find out more then please contact Paul Hayes at exec@staustellrfc.co.uk .

Please don't hesitate, step forward today to support your Club and let's make the few become the many!

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