chairman's welcome

Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to Monmouth RFC and our 145th season!

Well what a fantastic season last season turned out to be for the club!

On the field the club continues to go from strength to strength. Last year the 1st XV celebrated winning the league in some style winning 20 of 22 of the regular season fixtures, losing only 2 matches by a combined score of 4 points!

The 1st XV will play their next season in National League Division 2 East.

The club are pleased to announce that Paul Emanuelli has been appointed as head coach. Paul is very familiar with our coaching philosophy and will undoubtedly continue to lay the foundations for future success at the club. He is being joined by forwards coach Ross Coombs who has vast experience as a professional player and coach in the premiership so will bring that wealth of knowledge to our game and the club. We very much welcome Ross to the club and look forward to working with both coaches in the future, at both senior level but also with the young rugby section.

We are pleased to welcome some new players joining the club this season. Our objectives for the 1st XV and the Druids this season is to be competitive in their respective leagues and hopefully to try to win them. A good cup run would also be warmly welcome!

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

Our Drill Top and Training T-shirt sponsorship have come up for renewal this season and we are pleased to announce that we have both new and old sponsors agreeing to come on board for the next three years, their support is much appreciated by all at the club and will go a long way to ensuring that we continue to provide the best facilities and kit to our members and players alike.

This year is one of celebration for the club as one of our stalwart member’s celebrates 50 years at Monmouth RFC; Rex Tabb. Rex has recently stepped down as President of the club but has served in just about every office the club has to offer for much of those 50 years. He has distinguished himself throughout that period and it is in no small part that the club is where it is today because of Rex. Congratulations to Rex on a wonderful achievement, the club owe you and people like you a huge debt of gratitude.

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 Monmouth RFC, as we look to take matters forward into our 145th season.

Lloyd Davies
Club Chairman


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