chairman's welcome

Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to Monmouth RFC and our 144th season!

Last season saw the installation of new floodlights on the Chippy and completion of the refurbishment of our fantastic new club house. The club was also voted Best Community Club at the WRU District A Awards 2016 – winning the award out of 78 clubs in our District!! Thank you to everyone at the club for their incredible hard work in recent seasons and in making Monmouth RFC the club that it is today.

Our focus now turns to playing success on the field. The appointment of
Craig Everett as our new WRU – MRFC Rugby Officer, senior coach and player, heralds the start of a new era for the club. We qualified 8 new Level 2 coaches, at a WRU course held at the Club last season, and a plethora of Level 1 coaches, making us the most qualified community coaching club in our district. We will continue to run CPD events and to engage with the senior and primary schools in the locality, as we continue to establish a “Monmouth Rugby Community” within the town.

Our objective for the 1st XV, the Druid this season will be to win their respective leagues and to enjoy good cup runs. We have welcomed a raft of new players joining the club this season, thanks to the excellent coaching and facilities infrastructure at the club.

We will continue to develop rugby playing “Warriors and Gentlemen”, both at senior level and through our highly successful Young Rugby section.

Our Club Ambassadors and former Monmouth players Hallam Amos and Cameron Watson Boycott continue to inspire both on and off the field of play. Our Young Rugby players continued to inspire, with several District Caps and a pile of silverware being won throughout the course of the season.

Our sponsors came up trumps once again with 95% renewing their three year sponsorship deals to reinvest in our family orientated, community based club. Our Drill Top and Training T-shirt sponsorship comes up for renewal at the end of this season – please let us know if you would like to sponsor the Club. In all, over 3000 items of kit have been distributed over the last four seasons, as a result of the incredible support of our sponsors. The players and coaches look fantastic and the new kit highlights the professional organisation that we aspire to be.

One of the key highlights of last season was welcoming club stalwart Bob Prewitt as our latest Life Member and John Bevan as our latest Honorary Member; joining Byron Hapgood and Eddie Butler amongst the ranks of great club ambassadors. This season we will look to recognise the MRFC Clubmen amongst us at key dinners and lunches throughout the season as well as at our Sporting Dinner at the start of 2018.

I would like to thank all Club volunteers for their incredible hard work over the course of the last 12 months. We are always looking to get more people involved in helping to run the Club – please don’t be shy in coming forward – it is great fun and highly rewarding.

The next 12 months promise to be an exciting time for the Club, as we look to take matters forward into our 144th season.

Lloyd Davies
Club Chairman Telephone: +44 (0)1600 712309 Email: copyright Monmouth RFC 2018