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Weekly Update 12th June
Created : 12th Jun 20

Your committee very much hopes that all is well with you and your families this week. There is no big news, so it’s a shorter update this week. Sighs of relief all round! Planning and preparation are continuing but we have no way of knowing what the coming weeks will bring. So, as the Government says, we stay alert.

Your GRFC committee is meeting on Monday 15th, as a regular meeting but now held by Zoom. We will continue to plan the re-start of rugby across the sections but also start to reinstate some of the longer-term projects. For example, defining our next 5 years’ objectives and the necessary and desirable alterations to the Clubhouse will be discussed.

Player and member recruitment for all sections will need to be addressed soon and this won’t be straightforward against the current backdrop. Most sections will be hoping to have a new, if virtual, season starting in the coming months, hopefully with some training. Touch have a different pattern but will also be hoping to recruit and to play and train.

The re-start of any rugby, including training, is still far from certain and will form the main part of the discussion at the Monday 15th meeting. We have the RFU guidance, the Guildford Borough Council position and our own, possibly, even stricter policies to consider. We will make all our decisions with the best interests of the members at heart, remembering our duty to our local community and any health, safety and insurance considerations.

All members are part of the player and member recruitment drive from the youngest 3 year olds through to the oldest members!
Please take the time now to mention how great the Club is to that person you always meant to bring along on a Saturday or Sunday. Section Chairs will be leading the charge for their own player recruitment as different tactics may be needed for different groups. If any printed materials are needed, please just ask or email Flyers, posters, postcards etc are all available or can be sorted rapidly and can be tailored to each potential audience.

Competition time To finish on a lighter note, there is a new competition for all ages – to design a player recruitment poster for any section of the Club. Fabulous prizes are available! We particularly invite home painted or created works of art by the younger members, but also clever digital submissions from the hi-tech seniors are also very welcome. Please submit any entries to by 24th June. To have a good chance of winning, please make sure you use the Guildfordians’ colour scheme of maroon and green. Apart from that, the sky’s the limit and the world’s your oyster. Entries will be posted on social media.

Take care

Trevor Greenwood – Chairman


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