Firstly I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year. I would also like to thank you for your continued support as we continue to support promising young Bristol Players.
These are exciting times for Bristol Rugby. Itís a bit like having a party when youíve got the builders in at the moment! The team are playing some great rugby on the pitch and the stadium company are making great progress with the building work on it. I, for one, canít wait to see the finished result in the months to come.
So far this season we have continued our Partner Sponsorship of the Academy as Bristol bid to attract and develop the best local talent to grace the Gate. In return for this we are player sponsors of Mark Cooke and Callum Sheedy, who have shown their skills in the British and Irish Cup fixtures.
This seasonís application process for the Carol Humphreys Memorial Bursary has been a challenging one. In all we had 12 compelling submissions from the lads and after very careful consideration we have decided to award the bursary to Alex Walder, an under 16 back from Gordano RFC and Backwell School.
I will provide an update on Alexís reaction to getting the award in the next newsletter when I present him with the big cheque! In the meantime, on behalf of us all I would like to congratulate Alex on his fine achievement.
In November the ladies of Bristol Rugby addressed a sparse audience at Ashton Gate. What a delight it was to have Heidi Mercer-Chapman present the history of Womenís rugby to us and explain the drive and ethos behind Bristol Ladies Rugby. It was easy to see why the team are such a success. The level of enthusiasm to questions raised by a diehard audience from English and Welsh Internationals Rachel, Sacha and Sian was outstanding. On behalf of all Trust members I would like to thank the team for a fantastic evening and I look forward to an update next year.
Happy Xmas and CíMon BRIS!
Andrew Humphreys Ė Chairman
From Buenos Aires to Bristol, an evening with ďSambuĒ Ė 23rd February 2015, 7.30pm start, PMGC Lounge, Williams Stand, Ashton Gate
Mariano Sambucetti will give a talk on his illustrious career from his roots in Buenos Aires to Bristol Rugby and the PUMAís!!!!! There will also be a raffle with great prizes on offer. Entrance is £2 for non members and free to members. This talk is likely to be very popular and so we would appreciate if you can email us to advise your attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org.