RFC AGM News – new President and Vice Presidents
Annual 10K Run Sat 18th Aug
Mini/Youth August Pre season Training Camp
Save yourself money – Easyfundraising/IFX International Foreign exchange
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The RFC AGM took place on 19th June at which Robert Vallings stepped down as President and former First XV player and England International Nick Preston was duly elected as the new incumbent. Our thanks go to Robert for his huge contribution to club life over the last 3 years and it is particularly pleasing that the First XV gained promotion to National I on his watch.
There were 4 Vice Presidents unanimously elected at the AGM and our congratulations go to all:
Leigh Merrick, former RFC player and long time supporter of Richmond who has not let the fact that he lives in Dorset prevent him from visiting all points of the country to support the First XV. Extremely knowledgeable about rugby matters, he has been particularly supportive of the outgoing president.
Steve Lawrence, the Vikings coach who has been coaching at the club for 10 years and under whose guidance the team has become one of the strongest in the country providing the strength in depth that the First XV has so heavily relied upon in their promotion campaign.
Jim Holloway and Andrew Hill who have been the Trustees of the Gareth Savin Trust for many years. They ensure that the trust is kept in good order and able to provide the things that improve the quality of Gareth’s life, whilst at the same time being good friends and supporters to him.
Annual 10K Run Saturday August 18th
And on the subject of the Gareth Savin Trust, a reminder to all you runners out there of the Annual 10K Run which this year is again being held in aid of the Trust and details of which can be found here
Mini/Youth August Pre season Training Camp
Now that the summer half term has come and gone, I suspect thoughts are turning to the long summer holidays, so an opportune moment to remind you of the pre season summer camp we are intending to hold on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August. Run once again by James Brooks, First XV player and coach, the focus will be on preparing the boys/girls for the new season ahead with hopefully a couple of International players coming along to share their skills.
The intention is to cater for all age groups from Under 6 to Under 17 although that range will of course depend on take up. So perhaps an ideal opportunity for an age group to get together and make a block booking (I am always open to discount discussions!) to take advantage of the very high level of coaching skills that Mr Brooks and his team bring to the party. Having helped the First XV reach National 1 speaks for itself I feel!
The cost is £25/day/child (siblings get a 10% discount) with a discount for 3 days of £70. You can come for one day or all three - we do something different every day. You do not have to be a Richmond member as the camp is open to all boys and girls so friends are very welcome.
Registration is at 9.30am and a packed lunch will be needed plus plenty of drinks as well as clothing suitable to the weather and boots and trainers plus mouth guards where necessary. Collection is at 3.30pm.
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