An Interview with Jonathan Marsh, Business Director of MRUFC

Tell us about your rugby background

I have not played for Macclesfield, my rugby background is as Captain of Aylesbury Grammar School, Oxfordshire Colts and the British Army, however, my Son went through the Macclesfield Mini & Juniors to Colts before leaving for Newcastle University. He will not now play as he is trying to avoid injury prior to going to Sandhurst. I have now been in my role for 18 months.

Where were you before joining Macclesfield Rugby Club?

Prior to joining the club I was the Sales Manager at Halliwell Jones Wilmslow the local BMW dealer, I was instrumental in ensuring that Halliwell Jones became a major club sponsor.

It is interesting to view the business from the club’s side and to understand the difficulties of gaining much needed funding.

Although on a much smaller scale to a BMW dealer, attention to the figures is just as important. I am trained to keep a very close eye on the accounts and I am always looking for ways to improve the figures.

What is the worst mistake you’ve made, on or off the pitch?

I once attempted a drop goal towards the end of a match, surprising for a forward and even more surprising for me as I had never really tried drop kicking. The goal would have put us in the lead …

As it happened the ball bounced in an odd direction and I shanked it into the hands of the opposing wing who promptly galloped off to score and win the match. It cost me a lot of beer afterwards!

What are you most looking forward to in your current role?

I am looking forward for the club to maintain a comfortable profit every year

What is your current role at the club?

I am known as the Business Director.  My role I very varied, I could be fixing the plumbing in the morning or up a ladder repairing the guttering and then I could be showing people around the club in the afternoon as they decide whether to hold a function here.

I now have a large membership database which is updated throughout the day as members pay their subs some members take a little persuading!

As the club and grounds become more tired, more maintenance and repairs are required. It is always a challenge finding the most cost effective method of repair. I am always keen to hold fund raising events at the club the most recent being the very successful Macclesfield Festival in July

Where do you see the future of Macclesfield Rugby? And what is going to be your role in securing this future for the club?

The future of Macclesfield Rugby Club depends on whether our plans for the development are accepted by Cheshire East Council. Either way the club will remain a community club with rugby ethics at its very core. In the shorter term, we have taken on a new Commercial Manager whose job is to bring more sponsors to the club.

What are you most looking forward to this season?

I am looking forward to quality rugby from every team from the under 6s to the 1st team played by teams that enjoy playing.

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