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Chairman's notes: 1XV v Winscombe

By Simon Foley

Notes from YRFC Chairman Howard Davies included in the matchday program for the 1st XV game v Winscombe 10.03.2018

Yatton v. Winscombe

Well, after last week’s “white out” its back to the rugby with the visit of our near neighbours Winscombe for what has become a real must win game. Winscombe took 5 points from their re-arranged match against Chosen Hill just a week after they defeated Oldfield. These successes have pushed them up to ninth position in the league while defeats in our last two matches have left us in twelfth position and facing the prospect of relegation.

Over the last few season there has developed a keen rivalry between Yatton and Winscome and, by in large, the honours have been fairly even - victories often going to the home team. Let’s hope it comes out that way today.

Over the past few weeks there have been significant developments concerning the club’s possible relocation (will we, wont we, should we, shouldn’t we). Many people have expressed strong, and heartfelt, opinions and I’m sure there will be considerable debate when it comes to the EGM that will decide the matter. However I hope that however strong is the opinion that you hold that every individual will recognise that those who have a different point of view still have the best for the club at heart. Unfortunately at this time there are many unfounded rumours circulating. Someone told me the other day that they had been told by a member of the committee that the club had voted to move! Well nobody had told me that there had been such a vote.

When the EGM is held it will be vitally important that all members are fully briefed on the options and their implications. As you will already know, to try and answer some of the many questions that are being asked, there will be an open meeting next Wednesday – the 14th. This will be an opportunity for all members to ask questions of, and deliver opinions to, the members of the Steering Group. Although there will NOT be a vote at this meeting – that’s for the EGM – it’s really important that as many members as possible come to that meeting.

Planning for the 50th Anniversary celebrations continues – don’t forget the Sportsman’s Evening on June 7th (with a star guest) and the Dinner / Dance on July 9th. More information and tickets will be available shortly.

Today’s sponsor is Paul Edwards who is not only a long standing VP but has served the club in various committee roles for many years. The ball sponsors are Roger Gibbons and Keith Palmer. Our grateful thanks to them all.

Enjoy the day - enjoy your rugby.
Howard Davies - Chairman

Updated 18:37 - 11 Mar 2018 by Simon Foley

Where next?

Super Saturday at Yatton RFC Club Open form midday for the final round of the NatWest 6 Nations 2018
Chairman's notes: 1XV v Old Bristolians Notes from YRFC Chairman Howard Davies, for inclusion in today's matchday programme for the 1st XV fixture vs Old Bristolians


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