Fri 23 Apr 2021 09:07

NEWS & VIEWS - 21 APRIL 2021

Just a couple of happenings at the club this weekend that I would like to draw your attention to. Firstly, we have a Senior Mens and Women's intra-club mixed touch rugby tournament commencing at 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon. The bar will open with outside table service only, so please contact Jamie at bar1886ltd@gmail.com to reserve a seat or table in advance.

On Sunday (25th) the Junior Section is hosting a Girls Open Morning running from 10am until 12noon which will be a fun-filled event for all budding Vickii Cornborough's! So, if you have a daughter, niece or younger sister that might be interested, please bring them along!

One of the main challenges we face as a club coming out of the lockdown is to attract financial sponsorship when most companies have endured a harrowing past 12-months or so. With very little revenue coming in, we need to rise to the challenge and promote our club for what it is, the major rugby club in the city of Portsmouth. When it comes to soccer, everyone knows of Portsmouth FC as they are the city's football team and what we would like to see is Portsmouth RFC becoming as synonymous with rugby in the city as Pompey is with soccer. But we are going to need a concerted and driven effort to convince local businesses to sponsor us.

To this end, we are holding a meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 27th April at the club and would like to invite any member with marketing, sales or sponsorship raising experience to come along and offer their opinion; indeed, all opinions would be welcomed! We are not looking to drag people into spending hours manning phones but rather tap in to the wealth of experience and knowledge that you, the membership, have from your jobs and careers and life experiences.

If you feel you could contribute and would like to come along on Tuesday, please contact Chalky White at hughwhite57@gmail.com or by phone/text on 07976 989971 as soon as possible.

Yours in rugby

Chalky

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