Rugby Club Issue 73 - Page 60

Harlow FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/RUGBYCLUBMAG Harlow RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB H arlow RUFC was formed in 1955 by a number of kindred spirits who arrived in the New Town from various parts. After a number of years playing on public pitches, a new ground was purchased and built at Ram Gorse which at that time served two Senior teams. Rugby Club Magazine recently caught up with their Vice Chairman Ken Potter to find out how they are getting along at present. Involvement He told us, “Like many others, I first became involved at Harlow Rugby Club by taking my son to play mini rugby. Thereafter, I became involved in coaching, managing etc. and have served various roles in the Club Executive - currently I am Vice Chairman.” Present “There is a tremendous sense of anticipation at the Club currently, partly due to the forthcoming move 60 Issue 73 but significantly as a result of a very successful season for the club in 2016/17. 2016/17 proved to be one of the most successful in the Club’s History with the 1st XV fighting their way to win the London NE3 Championship with resulting promotion to London NE2. Additionally, our 2nd and 3rd XVs romped away with their respective leagues with the latter also winning their Cup Tournament. Our Ladies Team fought back from the slow start to the season and ended on a high while our Girls XVs continue to grow both in terms of numbers and ability. For the first time in many years we are reaching full subscription point for a number of coaching and refereeing courses.” Youth “The Youth section continues to re-establish itself after a couple of indifferent seasons and our Mini section is continuing to develop and now has close to 150 members. Youth rugby is at the centre of everything we do as a club of our size in the heavily populated London/ Essex area generally cannot survive