Bridlington Rugby Club have revealed an ambitious three-year plan which includes improvements on and off the pitch.
At a members’ meeting at Dukes Park last Friday, directors revealed their aims include to further increase the club’s thriving junior section, as well as investing in better facilities at the ground.
The club is hoping to have a team playing at every age between 11 and 17, by the end of the 2015/16 season.
Developing a full junior section with a minis group for the under 11’s is part of the remit of the club’s youth development officer Jack Bell and his team of assistants led by Andy Kempton.
“A thriving junior section will lead to a strong senior rugby squad in time” said Bell.
In off the field developments, newly appointed director of finance David Jackson pledged his company Hudson Contract Services to greater sponsorship to realise new and refurbished kitchens and changing rooms.
The three-year plan was explained in detail to those members who attended the meeting. Key points include a club refurbishment programme to be realised before the start of the next season, the intention to recruit a new coach following Richard Girking’s announcement he is stepping down from the role, the appointment of a new senior physiotherapist, and for 2016, the planned new changing rooms and kitchen.
“We have refreshed the board of directors with three new appointments in Jon Rowbottom, Neil Arton and Richard Medforth and each of us have taken-on specific responsibilities,” said Jackson.
“It is important to communicate the three-year plan to members and I’m pleased to say the reaction has been 100% positive.
“It’s been great to see many long standing members and ex-players in the club over the past few weeks and we look forward to welcoming new members and sponsors in the coming months.
“We have a plan, growing support and every determination to see it through.”