300 Club Winners 2015 -16

September

John Chase £60.00

Steve Thorne £40.00

Mick Baden £30.00

Angela Hill £20.00

October

Jane Coleman £60.00

Steve Milton £40.00

Susie Chesterton £30.00

Jean Baker £20.00

November

John Moore £60.00

Tom Wilmington £40.00

Roger Aplin £30.00

Harry Chesterton £20.00

December

Mick Baden £60.00

Derek Marchant £40.00

Matt Hubble £30.00

Hovis Brown £20.00

 

Thank you to all the above for supporting SRFC Ltd

 

November 2015 Board Meeting

 

SIDMOUTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED.

 

Information to members resulting from 9 November 2015 Board meeting.

 

There were 9 Directors present

 

         A wide range of topics were covered – these included;

 

  1. A rabbit proof fence for the Sidford pitches will now progress.

  2. Projects are now to be considered for an application to the Rugby Foundation.

  3. The Grandstand at the Blackmore has been inspected and some work will now be commissioned.

  4. The Club Board has been successful in recruiting a replacement for the post of Director of Finance and Administration. Nick Brown has agreed to be co-opted.

  5. Work is nearing completion with the Morrison Bell Trustees relating to the use of the Blackmore

  6. Jason Leonard, President of the RFU, will speak at a dinner on 25 November and celebrate all the work funded by the RFU by inspecting the pavilion and pitches at Sidford.

  7. The club will be setting up a pension scheme for it’s employees.

  8. A mid week training policy has been developed for the Junior section.

  9. Investigations will take place regarding a possible bore hole at Sidford for irrigation.

  10. Defibrillators available in club premises will be better signposted.

  11. CASC participation exercises will be under taken in the next couple of months.

     

     

    The date for the next meeting of the Board is Monday 14 December.

 

JASON LEONARD DINNER

 SIDMOUTH RFC LEAD UP AND LEGACY CELEBRATION DINNER

WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2015

GUEST OF HONOUR

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JASON LEONARD OBE

On Wednesday 25th November 80 members, sponsors and guests attended a dinner in the Sidmouth rugby clubhouse to celebrate the completion of a five year plan to develop the clubs facilities and to recognise the great support provided by the Rugby Football Union in bringing the plans to fruition.

 

The guest of honour for the occasion was Jason Leonard OBE, the RFU president and England rugby legend.

 

Earlier in the day Jason Leonard visited the Sidford ground to inspect the facilities, watch junior teams training and speaking to the youngsters. Autographs were signed and photographs taken.     

 

After enjoying a four course meal, the club chairman Lester Willmington, in proposing a toast to the RFU, outlined the transformation to the club’s facilities. A pavilion has been built at the Sidford ground and the parking area extended. A new pitch has been added at Sidford and the existing pitches have been levelled and drainage installed. Meanwhile, the main clubhouse at the Blackmore Field has been refurbished to provide a modern bar and social space.

 

The chairman thanked the RFU for grants received from the Rugby Football Foundatrion and the Lead up and Legacy Fund. He also paid tribute to the RFU staff for their invaluable help and guidance along the way.

 

Jason Leonard replied on behalf of the governing body. After recounting several amusing anecdotes about his rugby career, he congratulated the club on its achievements and proposed a toast to the Sidmouth RFC. After the formalities, Jason Leonard spent the remaining time talking to the dinner guests, signing autographs and being photographed.

 

 

 

 

Information to Members - Board Meeting Oct

 SIDMOUTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED.

 Information to members resulting from 12 October 2015 Board meeting.

There were 9 Directors present

A wide range of topics was covered – these included;

A rabbit proof fence for the Sidford pitches was approved in principle subject to financial contributions from EDC

A Grounds and Buildings risk register is to be refreshed and recompiled

Consideration was to be given to an application to the Rugby Foundation when eligible at the end of October

The Grandstand at the Blackmore will be inspected to ensure longevity

Car parking on the Blackmore will be subject to closer scrutiny in future in an attempt to preserve the condition of the ground

The Club Board has been successful in recruiting a replacement for the post of Director of Finance and Administration.

Further work is in hand with the Morrison Bell Trustees relating to the use of the Blackmore

The refurbished bar at the Blackmore was officially opened on 30 September by Bill Beaumont CBE, Chairman of RFU who presented a gold award for the work

Jason Leonard, President of the RFU will speak at a dinner on 25 November and celebrate all the work funded by the RFU by inspecting the pitches at Sidford on 26 November

The date for the next meeting of the Board is Monday 9 November.