Rugby Club Issue 73 - Page 87

Croesyceiliog “Youth rugby is very important to the club, last week we appointed a new youth head coach to take the youth forward and without doubt we are a community club. “We have a clubhouse that is second to none, the only improvements we are looking for is to improve our dressing rooms at Woodland Road where we play. “The biggest challenge we face is to make sure we have enough funding from sponsors over the next five years. The club’s ambition is to hopefully progress to the Championship.” It is clearly an exciting time to be involved with Croesyceiliog RFC and their success is a just reward for all of the hard work that has gone into the club. If they continue in the same manner they should be able to look forward to a bright and successful future. James Tucker of club sponsor, Financial Planning Solutions, recently spoke to Rugby Club Magazine about his positive association with Croesyceiliog Rugby Club. He told us, “I started playing for the club’s U16s when some friends invited me along to the club and I continued up until the age of 18 when I decided to have a year off.” “I returned last season playing on the wing for the first XV and although we had a slow start to the season, with many new players getting to know each other, we really got our act together culminating in finishing the season as champions. “My father Andrew’s business, Financial Planning Solutions, is a club sponsor and I now work there as a trainee financial advisor. We offer a unique and important service to help our clients manage their finances in order to live the lifestyle they aspire to both now and in retirement, without the fear of running out of money. “I have already started preseason training with some games planned for August and myself and team mates are really looking forward to the challenges in Division 1 next season. Good luck to everyone at the club for the 2017/2018 campaign, more of the same please!” 87