Dear Trust Member
I hope that you have all had a lovely summer and that you are champing at the bit to see what our group of stars can do this season. Knowing Bristol Rugby I am sure that it will be another nail biter but hopefully with the right result at the end of it this time!
I would like to thank you for renewing your membership as your contribution allows the Trust to continue supporting rugby at all levels in Bristol.
If you have not had the chance to renew your membership then I would urge you to do so as soon as possible so that the Trust can decide to what extent we can support the various projects that the Trust is being asked to undertake. Also, if your standing order has lapsed I would ask that you contact us to either pay by cheque/cash or re-start your standing order.
This season sees us continue as Partner Sponsors of the Bristol Rugby Academy. With so many Academy players likely to be called on to pull on the Bristol shirt over the next season there has never been a more important time for the Trust to get behind the Club in this way.
This places a heavy responsibility on us to raise significant sums to cover the requirements of the Academy followed by those of Bristol Schools Rugby and the annual bursary to an estimated £5,500 on top of our annual operating costs.
Obviously, through your membership and donations you are contributing to this for which we are grateful. However, to raise these sums we need to encourage old members to re-join, new members to join and Bristol fans who do not wish to join the Trust to donate towards fund raising initiatives. So, this is where we need you to spread the word and help us to help the Trust fulfill its objectives of supporting rugby at all levels in Bristol.
The Trust Accounts have been diligently prepared by Andrew Train ahead of our AGM and I am delighted to say that once again David Page is acting as our Independent Examiner in the manner agreed at last years AGM. Thank you to David and Andrew.
If you are interested in volunteering your services then please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are planning to hold a number of talks throughout the season and will outline these in the coming weeks.
I would also like to thank the Trustees and Co-opted Trustees for their hard work and support over the year and thank them for agreeing to serve for another year. Finally, we would like to wish Bristol Rugby, Bristol Schools and Mini and Juniors success in the coming season.
Enjoy the season and CíMon BRIS!
Andrew Humphreys Ė Chairman
Bristol Rugby Academy Talk, Mike Hall, PMGC Lounge, Ashton Gate, 17th September 2014, 7.30pm Start
Unfortunately, Bristol Ladies are not able to give their talk due to unforeseen circumstances but we will re-arrange. Stepping in at the last minute we are delighted to once again welcome Bristol Rugby Academy Manager, Mike Hall, who will talk about this seasons Academy players and the talent pool who are coming through. Mike also has some video of the players in action to show us. There will also be a chance to win some great prizes in a raffle!! See you there.