Club could fold if new treasurer is not found

HONORARY secretary Robert Voss has dispelled fears that Newmarket Rugby Club could fold, even though the subject will be raised at an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday September 5th.

HONORARY secretary Robert Voss has dispelled fears that Newmarket Rugby Club could fold, even though the subject will be raised at an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday September 5th.

Newmarket are currently without a director of rugby and an honorary club treasurer and should the latter position not be filled, a proposal to dissolve the club may have to be tabled.

Voss does not believe such a drastic measure will be taken but hopes Newmarket’s current situation will encourage more people, either currently connected with the club or from outside, to get involved behind the scenes.

“The level of seriousness is not high but the reason for point three is that if we were unsuccessful in appointing a new treasurer then we may have to dissolve the club,” said Voss.


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“We need to fill two positions that have been vacated for personal reasons and with any club you get a few people volunteering to take up the positions while other people are happy to stand back.

“We hope the meeting can provoke a positive reaction and get other people involved.”

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The club has lost Caroline Hillary as treasurer and Dave Sayer from the position of director of rugby over the summer and Voss explained the requirements of Sayer’s role.

“What we really need is a senior coach but to find the right person is difficult as there are few coaches available,” explained Voss, who is confident the future looks bright for the west Suffolk club.

“The candidate has to have a good understanding of the game and must be someone who knows the county and how to tap into specialist coaching sessions.

“On the pitch one or two players have left the club who we expected to leave. Players come through our junior system which is fantastically well organised with two coaches for every age group but for some players, they want to play higher than the level we are offering.

“We like to keep our players but we also put them first and hopefully when they are nearing the end of their careers, they will then return to play for us. That’s what grass-roots rugby is all about.”

Anyone interested in applying for either role at the Eastern Counties 1 club should contact Robert Voss on 07500 079147

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