Not Much to report this week either, it being off season and reasonably quiet, except the return of the adult players for a team meeting and some off-season running and gym work kicking off at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday (6th). Anyone that wants to come along should talk to one of the first team, it’s just something to keep them ticking over for the few weeks prior to the start of the season, knocking out the cobwebs and off season fried chicken curries……
There were quite a few things discussed at the first meeting of the new committee, not least the matter of the management teams for each of the adult teams and we are glad to announce that the teams have the core of mentors in place for next season. This is one of the most awkward jobs that the rugby committee faces every season and we are glad to report that we have a good start made fairly early this year. The next meeting of the new Executive Committee takes place on Tuesday 24th June next. Organisation for the coming Bull N’ Booze tag festival will be one of the main items on the agenda and we will be unveiling the new management teams for all of the adult squads to the public for the first time and will also unveil the new committee in its totality on that night as well. Also next week we will be doing an interview with the new first XV coaches and discussing with them their plans for next season and where they see the club heading into the future. This should be an interesting read and follows on from the interview conducted with the last coach which can be seen online on the website under the title of “The last welsh coach in the AIL”.
Subscriptions for the next seasons membership will be finalised on Tuesday night next also. We are getting this in place as soon as we can as it is expected that the demand for tickets for the upcoming game between Munster and the New Zealand All Blacks will be nothing short of crazy. This year it is vitally important that all applicants for membership give us alternative contact details such as email addresses and mobile phone numbers. With the chaos that ensues in regard to ticket allocation and membership we intend to streamline the existing system even further with online notification and email and text messages outlining applicants ticket allocations. Anything that can make Pat Gennery’s job a little easier will be much appreciated and this will also allow almost instant notification of any available “leftover” ticket allocations that may come up especially for those that are unsuccessful in the numerous ticket draws. Once the subscriptions are ratified we will immediately send out a newsletter to all members. We ask that as many applicants as possible get their subs in early before the usual mad rush in the weeks before the autumn international series and the early Heineken Cup games.
All news will be posted as it happens on the website www.bruffrfc.com and this season will see even more people contributing content. Within the next couple of weeks it looks like we will have to move the site yet again to cope with the demands on bandwidth (The third time in the last fifteen months or so) and this is even in the off season this time around. The move is also necessary to facilitate the provision of some online video links into the future. Anyway just a reminder to keep an eye on the website as well as the more traditional methods for news “As it happens” particularly in regard to the “Bull N’ Booze” over the next couple of weeks.
Anyway “Keep it in touch” (Bad Pun, I apologise…..)