17th August Away at Blackburn – one of the teams replacing us in the North Premier
24th August Unfortunately plans have fallen through for a game at Mintbridge, and attempts to get alternative opposition have so far proved unsuccessful – So keep watching the website
31st August Cumbria Cup First Round : Our run of away ties continues with a visit to Carlisle (so a local tie for me!). Another of the teams promoted to replace us and at the ground where we just failed to retain the Cup at the end of last season.
For those unable to travel to Blackburn, on the same afternoon (17th) at Mint Bridge, the Wasps have a pre-season game against Workington Ladies. If you have not seen the Wasps before, or not for some time, an opportunity to see what you have been missing, and hopefully be encouraged to come along to Mint Bridge on a Sunday afternoon during the season.
Keep watching the website for news of other games and any changes to arrangements the above
Still plenty of time to go before the start of the season, but most of last season’s First Team and Development squad are reported to be back in training.
Matt Charters........has joined the coaching team at Carlisle (so we may see him on the 31st)
Myles Harrop ........wanted to stay a higher level, and has joined Blackburn (so another we may see again before the season starts)
Mark Irving............has left for Macclesfield
Ross McKay............has returned to New Zealand
Kirk Chettleburgh....is travelling, but may possibly return later in the season
Joe Lashley, Joe Robinson and Dan Greenwood have all been at pre-season training.
It is suggested that Billy Coxon has bought a new pair of boots. No mention of the colour, but I doubt yellow.
New Board Members
Billy Coxon who had been helping the Board since February has now been voted onto the Board as Finance Director, whilst Craig Ross was also voted onto the Board.
Honorary Life Member
It is some time since the club awarded Honorary Life Membership, but President Arthur being keen on restoring traditions, the club could not have found a more fitting recipient than Roger Wilson, who was clearly overcome by the award.
If you are having problems taking out membership on the website (it is a RFU site so any problems are not of the clubs making), don’t forget Craig and Stirling are at Mintbridge every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, to do the IT bit for you - and take your money PRESS here to find out more