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Chairman's Review August 2017


Dear Supporters


I hope that you are having a great summer. Listening to Pat Lamís words of wisdom I am really hopeful that we can bounce straight back up to the Premiership and compete there for some time!


I am delighted to announce that our 2 sponsored Academy players for the coming season are Matt Welsh and Tom Rowland. Their details are:


Matt Welsh


At 6í3Ē and 95kg, Welsh is an athletic and strong running centre with the ability to beat defenders one-on-one.


The former Clifton College pupil picks incisive lines from set piece and in open play and is a solid defender, impressing for Bristol United in the latter stages of last season's Aviva A League.


Tom Rowland


Tom is a 6í and 108kg Prop who made his first team debut against Exeter Chiefs in the 2016/17 Anglo-Welsh Cup. Tom has also represented England at U18 level.


These guys are under pressure to follow in the footsteps of former Trust sponsored players, Billy Searle and Callum Sheedy, Auguy Slowik, Ellis Genge, Steve Uren, Joe Joyce and Ben Glynn to name a few.! Good luck lads. I will be updating you on their progress as the season progresses.


This season we are planning to host talks with coaches as well as players every two months starting in October. Details will be available in the matchday programme Trust articles, the website as well as the September.


Thatís it from me.




Andrew Humphreys Ė Chairman


Pat Lam Q&A, Lansdown Restaurant, Ashton Gate, 15th August @7.30pm


You may have heard that the Club are hosting a fans Q&A with Pat Lam and his coaching staff at Ashton Gate on Tuesday 15th August starting at 7.30pm in the Lansdown Restaurant. The Trust are being allowed to run a raffle to raise valuable funds at the end of the session which promises to be a great event! If you are unable to make it and would like to ask a question then please email me at and I will make sure it gets asked. The event is free of charge.