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Chairmans Letter July 2018

I hope you are all enjoying the off season and wonderful Summer weather.

This will be an abbreviated Letter but I still wanted to inform you all on some updates.

As for Rugby,   Skippy and all have been working hard over the break.  As we look to pre-season, which starts for the senior men on Tuesday July 3rd at 7.30pm and for the Gazelles at 7.15pm on Wednesday 18th,  this work has not just been about talking to new players but also looking to position ourselves in the Community. We’ve re-focused on the relationship with Surrey University and will be involved in their pre-season during September.  We have organised a coaching session for the best U16s drawn from local schools and are looking at an innovative collaboration with Godalming College.

In all cases, there is mutual benefit to us working with these local institutions and building stronger relationships in the community.

A number of our players have played in the short formats of the game for various teams over the summer, with our newly formed Gazelles 7s side taking the Elite Plate at the Newquay 7s and the Guildford Bears winning the plate competition in the third leg of the Super Series 7s.   Congratulations to both newly formed Guildford Teams for their well-earned success!!

In addition, Ali Kendall, our Safeguarding Officer, has been working hard to understand our commitments and will be communicating out to you all soon.

I would also like to give a Thanks to all our volunteers and especially those who helped make the Natwest workforce day a success!!

The North Field Pitches are being worked on.  The sockets are being installed on Monday and Posts are expected by the end of the week.

As I have said, this will greatly increase our parking and add much needed Pitch Space.  Additional training areas are expected but will have to wait until next season.

With the Quarter ending, as explained in the past, the Financials will be reviewed in our next Board meeting at the end of July.  Once reviewed, you will receive a Treasurer’s Letter from Nick Taft.

With Pre- season Rugby starting now, the New Season is upon us!! 

The new Raging Bull Kit is starting to come in and will be on display in the Guildford Store in time for the first training session of  Pre- Season start July 3rd. 

Please come down and enjoy the Club.  The Club is a great venue now for any Summer Party and fun to be around.

If you have any Sponsorship Opportunities, please reach out to Roy O’Brien and our Commercial Committee to discuss.  Roy O’Brien can be reached  on his email [email protected]

As always, please reach out to me anytime with any questions.

I hope you all enjoy the Summer and look forward to seeing you at the Club.

All the best 

Joe

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