Lewes RFC elect new management team

LEWES RFC ’s junior section’s AGM took place on Wednesday 13 June 13 and elected a new Management Team.

The new chair of the junior section is Pete Barron (above), who is also U13s coach.

He swaps positions with Paul Harman, who moves to Vice Chair. New faces are Andy Kipling, who takes over from Claire Brind as junior secretary; Nick Page who takes on the new job of rugby coordinator; and Ben Wright, also U6 coach, who occupies the newly created post of communications and social coordinator.

Bob Lockyer and Nick Rawson remain in their jobs as safeguarding officer and treasurer respectively.

Barron said:: “I want to thank Paul Harman and Claire Brind for guiding us through a tough year despite personal ill-health for both of them. I am excited by the energy generated by the new business plan and am looking forward, along with my new management team colleagues, to making it happen.

“I want the club to be open and accountable to all its membership, to have a welcoming attitude promoting enjoyable rugby while aiming to improve the performance of all who participate.

“I would like to invite anyone who feels they have a skill to contribute, no matter how little time they can afford, to be part of the running of the club.

“Please get in touch!”

The elections come after a wide consultation on a new business plan for the junior section which sees the single broad committtee reorganised into four sub-committees: rugby, administration, finance and communications and social.

These action-focused groups will be headed by Page, Kipling, Rawson and Wright, will coopt other appointees and club members as necessary, and will seek to plan ahead on an annual basis before reporting into the management committee.