Chairman's Message

It was a successful season last year, finishing 5th in East Central Division 2, following promotion the previous year. We also won the Mid District Bowl against Llantrisant to finish the season on a high. The Athletic after holding their own in what was a very tough league, again play in the R&EGRU Division 1. Again I'm pleased to say that we continue to run 2 Youth teams with Senior Youth staying in Blues A and Development Youth in Blues D.

This season we also welcome a new coach alongside Luke 'DJ' Thomas. Chris 'Trigger' Jones picks up the baton from Jamie Yates, who takes a well earned rest after 13 years of continuous coaching across all ages in the club. I would like to take this opportunity to thank James for all his tremendous work over the years, particularly with the Youth and Senior teams. The coaches will again be assisted by the 'Williams Duo', Peter and Daz. We also welcome back Daniel Lewis as club captain for the 5th term, which I believe is a club record.

This season, as for all seasons, the strength of the club depends on the overall structure. With the Seniors, Athletic, Youth and Mini & Junior teams being an integrated and invaluable part of any success the Club may achieve. Especially the Mini & Junior section who continue to bring through the players to enable us to run 2 youth teams. In addition, I'm also delighted to say that we provide girl's rugby during the summer through The Timbers teams at Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups.

Finally, I'd like to say that the most important part of any club is its members, whether they are playing, volunteers or supporters, to them a big Thank You.

Bill Pritchard.

Chairman

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