On behalf Railway Union RFC I wish to extend a very warm welcome to all members, players, coaches, volunteers, visiting teams, officials and supporters.
It is a great privilege for me to be elected President of the club and I look forward to representing our members this season.
To our 5 adult teams, mixed ability and futures players I wish you all the best in your season whatever your goal may be.
We aim to give you the platform to achieve your personal goals both major and/or minor.
I truly believe Railway has the facilities and resources provided for you to do so.
Thank you for choosing to come down the lane at Park Avenue.
I hope you enjoy your season of rugby on the pitch; and the social scene off it!
If you can, please do volunteer off the pitch also in whatever capacity.
We always need new volunteers and the rewards in personal growth and building our community are worth it.
Thank you to all of our current committee members and volunteers for the effort which you put in.
It impacts more than you can imagine having heard feedback by those you coach/mentor and feedback on the events that are organised.
Despite being around since 1905 and having many highs and lows in that time, many new members may not fully appreciate the improvements in rugby infrastructure in a relatively short period in the past decade or so.
I would like to acknowledge those involved in this for the effort and work.
Many are still involved and please know your continued work is greatly respected and we are thankful for it.
Finally to our sponsors, we continue to be enormously grateful.
It would be incredibly difficult for the club to function without your continued support.
Thank you all so much and please feel free to contact me directly if you want to develop it further or visit the club at any stage.
Yours in rugby,
Pat O Donnell
President Railway Union RFC