Sport In Profile UK Issue 17 - Page 44

Tring FOLLOW US ONLINE Tring Rugby Club Tring Rugby Club is a fantastic example of how to play a vital role in the local community whilst also being successful on the field of play. Rugby Club Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman, Steve Hayes to find out more about the good work that the club has been doing lately. He told us, “I came to Tring RFC in 2002 when my son was eight; the Mini and Junior set up was excellent, our family was made very welcome, we met some lifelong friends as did our son George who now plays for the first XV. I become involved as a Trustee in 2015 and put myself forward as Chairman in July 2016.” “There are many challenges to the role of Chairman; leading a large group of volunteers is difficult, people freely give up their time for the good of the club 44 Issue 17 but many have fulltime jobs and family commitments, they are not employees and cannot be treated as such. Others do not always understand or appreciate the huge amount of work that is required throughout the year. “We are aiming to become ‘one club’ from the Cubs, Minis & Juniors through to the Academy, Seniors, supporters old guard; it is a huge challenge to get everyone onside and pulling in the same direction. The best