Round 1 Wrap

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Round 1 Wrap

Dear Southern Districts One Club 2012,

What a great start to the season- 5 games- 5 wins at home. The club is extremely proud of the efforts of the players and you , the coaches, support staff and management of the on field teams should be very pleased with the start to the season. 4 grades and the colts – we couldn’t ask for better. Special mention to our colts boys- what great rugby you played and we are so proud you put on such a great show in front of a big Back to South’s crowd. No sin bins- no red cards( both clubs) and no major injuries( at this stage)

From a club perspective the day off the field was also a huge success.

To start with the gate guys- round 1 is always a tough start as players from both clubs may not have players passes and we always get the smarty that wants to sneak in. Lionel and the boys did an outstanding job. We hope the season remains positive and there is no doubt you are some of our unsung heroes

To our point of sales teamBev and the team handled the crowd well and not one complaint about long queues was heard through the ground. Shirley and her crew  in the BBQ worked hard all day and again the Rebel burgers were a huge hit with the crowd. To Mr Harry Peters- the burgers are better than ever and are destined to be the best in the comp.

Upstairs  the bar ticked over nicely courtesy of the Thwaite team while the sponsors area was run as smooth as silk largely due to Pam Harris.

A massive thanks to Ian Macca McAlpine who went up and down the stairs more times than he cares getting the kit for the boys paying their fees. Macca as our gear steward we thank you for your support yesterday and all the previous training session to get the teams looking so sharp.

To Steve Harris a massive thanks for the match day set up- what many people don’t see is his hard work well and truly before anyone turns up- not just on game day , but during the week- AND WHAT ABOUT THE FIELD- simply awesome

To Andy Duncan – ADS printing – for getting the sponsors tags all sorted and to Mark Kuenzle, Dasher and Nicole for getting them all sorted in time. Also to Mark – mate what a great effort with the membership drive- simply awesome and a sincere thanks.

To the Back to South’s lads- David and Jason- sincere thanks for rallying the troops and getting behind the club.

To our new club nark( AKA Match Day Controller) Rick Del Monte- a great debut- as mentioned- any job done well looks easy!!!!

To the McKinley’s- a great start to the comp – no issues with times, scores and match results- welcome back and we value your contribution.

To the board members- I guess you couldn’t have asked for a better day to start the ONE CLUB ethos. From the notes above it is clear you have hit the mark.

To Darren( Dasher ) Bray my sincere thanks for your support and guidance during the day- It’s no secret that I believe Dasher is one of our best assets and we are grateful for his passion and efforts.

To the Injured players fund boys- well done on a brilliant start to your fundraising- let’s hope we don’t have to use the funds for quite a while.

If I have forgotten anyone- it’s not intentional – but as you can see the match day support list is massive. So a group CHEERS to you all.

To the Parramatta Club- thanks Belly and your crew you also helped in making it a great day- good luck for the rest of the season- you have a good group there .

Finally , I leave us all with a challenge- With all our home games this year , we aim to lift the standard just a little each time and ensure that all our guests, visitors, members, sponsors and supporters have a wonderful and enjoyable Saturday afternoon of Rugby- Win – Lose or draw

Bring on Round 2- colts at home against West Harbour.

Till next time
Craig Hawkings
General Manager
Southern Districts Rugby Club

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