Rugby Club Issue 73 - Page 50

Garstang FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/RUGBYCLUBMAG Garstang RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB G arstang RUFC is a fine example of the important role a club can play in its local community with a thriving social side helping to cement a one club mentality. Chairman Dave Bosson recently took the time to tell us more about the club and the work they’ve been doing lately. Involvement “I have been involved with the club since it was formed over 20 years ago. I saw an advert for willing recruits to form a rugby club. Garstang never had a Rugby Club as the main sports in the Town were predominantly Cricket and Football. My brother Adrian had decided to join and I thought why not give it ago. I had played rugby at School and had some experience albeit 10 years previously. I was drawn to club as it’s offered a chance to play a sport I enjoyed, get fit, make new friends and have fun both on and off the pitch.” The Role “I work away from home Monday to Thursday, so with what little free time I 50 Issue 73 do get, I like to spend quality time with the family, playing sport and fulfil my role as Chairman of the Rugby Club. This is proving to be quite a Challenge keeping a balance between family/ personal life and the Rugby Club. What gives me the greatest reward is seeing all the members getting on so well and mixing well both on and off the pitch and integrating into the local community. I like to think of Garstang Rugby Club as a very friendly Club which welcomes all new comers.” Goals “As Club Chairman, I have set myself some challenging goals for my tenure - the first is seeing through to completion the building of a new set of changing rooms. Garstang RUFC share a Sports and Social Club with the local Cricket, Football, Tennis, Running and Canoe Club. The club is too small to accommodate all the different clubs and there is a joint planning application for a new set of changing rooms which will free up more space in the function/bar area. A project of this scale involving so many different clubs who all have their own agenda / requirements need to be managed carefully to ensure all parties are satisfied. The 2nd goal I have set for myself is to secure a 3rd pitch for the junior/ladies team to play and it will take the pressure off the two existing pitches which do get over used due to being used Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday (juniors in the morning and the ladies in the afternoon).”