Welcome to Biggar RFCPresident’s Message: September 2020
To all Members
In these unprecedented times, being a member of such a successful and ambitious Rugby Club such as we have at Biggar is more important now than it has ever been.
2020 will certainly go down in history, but we must look forward to realise our hopes and make things happen again. It has been a difficult time having to shut down the club which in turn has meant we have missed out on valuable revenue generated by all clubhouse activities. At the moment we anticipate that some areas of our traditional sources of income such as sponsorships, 1st XV gate receipts and bar profits will only generate a small fraction of what they have in previous seasons. Covid has already added to our costs with the addition of hand sanitizing stations and general compliance requirements and then there is the general running costs which include maintenance, ground upkeep, water, insurance and electricity bills.
It has been encouraging to see so many return to Hartree Mill with the resumption of training for all age groups. There is so much enthusiasm and energy visible to all and this bodes well for our future. The youth sections are the future of the club and to this end my appeal is to ask you all to invest in their future and the future success of BRFC by continuing your membership of the club.
While we are still unsure about season structure, the committee will work to try to ensure we have a meaningful season and that the membership fees are value for money.
We are therefore asking everyone to support the club by paying your membership fees, set at last season’s levels, as this will bring us enough income to be able to sustain the facility and coaching support across all ages. We are happy to accept staged payments and offer support to anyone who is suffering financial hardship as a result of the Covid pandemic.
To this end becoming a member of the Club will do such a lot to get us back up and running, so that we can function fully when required to do so.
Please get in touch with our Membership Secretary – Gordon Young – to register your interest. Whether you are a player, a family member, or a friend, we would welcome you with open arms to Hartree.
James Orr – President
Membership details: Club membership rates are all on this website. See ‘View Membership Rates’ page. Don’t be put off by the fact that the fees are dated 2019/20 because there is no change to this years rates.
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