Chairmans Statement

Welcome to a new Season and what an exciting one it promises to be!

We all look forward to a year of demanding rugby in the various leagues and age groups throughout the club and relish the challenges off the pitch as well. We also look forward to building on our long-held belief and reputation of giving our all for the cause on the pitch and enjoying ourselves to the full off it. 

This season is particularly exciting as we embrace the `One Club` philosophy throughout the club.  We also welcome a small army of volunteers who have come forward, held up their hands and said `How can I help my club? ` We can never have enough volunteers, so please delve into your inner being and have a think about what you can do for your club, however small it may be.

As you will all know by now, our planning application is on hold for a couple of years at least, making it even more important that we all pull together in the right direction both on and off the pitch.

The Executive Committee has a new look this season as long standing Directors, David Mair & Charlie Halle have stepped down to allow Phil Mason (Chairman of MJ section) & Tom Davenport (recently retired 1st xv stalwart) to step up into the hot seats, giving us a much more diversified committee. Please ensure you give them your full support.

We also have some new (and very welcome!) sponsors on board and I`d like to welcome them all into The Macclesfield Rugby Club Family, and would urge you to support their businesses wherever possible.

With regards to playing our wonderful game, the joy of playing rugby with your mates, the sacrifice of training and the selflessness required to help the team, requires an understanding of your own strengths & weaknesses and an appreciation of your fellow players ability and commitment.  A happy and united team establishes bonds that you will cherish forever, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

I hope the game of Rugby Union brings you all immense pleasure at whatever age or level you play, and that you will always be proud to have worn the Macclesfield shirt.

Those of us unable now to even get into that shirt, still believe we can make all the breaks, kick all the goals, produce try saving tackles and still be man of the match.  Bear with us.

So please, play every game as though it is your last, leave nothing for another day, face the hardest of challenges with passion, courage and humility and relish and embrace the struggle.

Those of us in the `ex player` bracket will be talking nonsense on the touchline and in the bar but believe me…….one day you will too!

However, most retired players do have some insight and knowledge of our great game, and if you ask them you never know – you just might pick up a useful tip or two. Despite the changing face of the game, many basic principles still apply.

Macclesfield RUFC welcomes all oppositions and all our friends to Priory Park and we hope that whatever happens in the game, we can retain a sense of humility, balance & dignity.

Best wishes to all our members and our many opponents for the coming season as we look forward to renewing old rivalries and friendships alike.

Thank you for re-electing me as your Chairman – it is a cherished honour and one which I do not take lightly.

 

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