Following our November committee meeting I am very pleased to announce some exciting developments that secure the future of our club at its current location, secure our finances and begin the process of succession planning.
Dealing with the last point first, we as the management committee have been conscious of the need to plan for the future and provide a stable mentoring process allowing the traditions and policies of the club to be passed to the next generation of volunteers. We have also been conscious of the importance of a more hands on connection with the mini age groups and in particular having the means to communicate better with new volunteers and parents. To this end Shaun Barnes and Roni Bickers have accepted, with immediate effect, positions on the management committee:
Shaun Barnes (Coaching Co Ordinator) – responsible for all coaching matters
Roni Bickers (Assistant Vice Chair) – responsible for Mini Section, Volunteer Coordinator and First Aid.
Memorandum Of Understanding – dated 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2028
After much negotiation, we have now agreed a 10 year deal with Bedford Athletic Rugby Club with an extended option until 28th January 2065. The understanding provides for an increase from £15k per year to £20k per year and is not indexed linked. In addition, we have successfully obtained a 5 year break clause to allow for ongoing discussions with the Rushmoor/St Andrews School project. The provision of after match food, namely 4000 meals per year remains unchanged and included at part of rental coast.
I am sure you will all join with me to welcome Shaun and Roni onto the Management Committee and also thank your finance team who have worked tirelessly to secure both our finances and our home for the future generations of members.
Bedford Junior Blues