Talking Rugby: Give the game a free tryBy Craig Hunter
November 23, 2012
News from Reading Rugby Club chaiman Chris Hunter
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Over the last 12 months, the chairmen of all Berkshire rugby clubs have been working with the Berkshire RFU committee to look at ways in which we can help each other – on and off the field – to help grow the game in the county.
Rugby Union has changed dramatically since it became a professional sport.
We have all had to take a good look at how we run our clubs, to ensure we provide what the clubs need as a whole – and not just at 1st XV level.
Last week, we all took part in a very positive Berkshire county meeting and have agreed a new committee structure, which is more in line with the needs of today’s game.
We still have a lot of work to do to find the right people with the right skills to take this forward; but the good news is that we have all signed up to make the changes, and we are looking forward to working together on this – I will keep you posted.
We had a great evening earlier this week at Holme Park; we invited 30 members of the 52nd Reading Cub group to join us for a rugby taster session, many of whom had never played before.
I am pleased to say this was a great success; we have had a lot of interest from the boys and girls to carry on playing, and we hope they will be coming back again over the next few weekends to give it a go.
All new players get one month’s free trial period before they need to pay, which gives them enough time to make sure rugby is the game for them.
If there are any other clubs or associations with boys and girls from the age of six to 16 who are interested in trying out rugby, please contact the club via email@example.com and we will get back to you.
Further information about Reading RFC can be found at www.ReadingRFC.co.uk.