Rugby Club Issue 72 - Page 15

Douglas
Community
“ We are always working with the community , holding not just sporting events but functions . We recently had a circus on site , perform marshalling duties at events across the island and are always looking to help where we can .”
Facilities
“ During TT we become a campsite , so we are regularly making improvements to our infrastructure to cater for that . A lot of thought goes into this expenditure , weighing up the impact on the rugby side of things .
Rugby is our number one priority so at the end of the day , an investment has to either make a profit for the club or be a benefit to rugby . In the off season a big investment will be put into improving the pitch so that it is in good shape throughout the wet part of the season .”
Challenges
“ Player numbers on the Island are always a worry , but in the next few years we will be very proactive in creating a solid link with all the local schools to assure we have a next generation of players .
Travel is always a factor , due to wok commitments and family , every away trip at least takes a whole day so the 2017 / 18 season will be about involving the families and employees in our culture and getting all-round involvement .”
Ambitions
“ For the first team National 3 is within our five year goals , moving up to North West 1 is part of that process . Our ambitions also include on-going improvements to the club house and facilities , as well as an increase in coaches and junior numbers . We have created a good connection with Samurai sportswear , and hope to create a 7s / 10s tournament at the club where we can attract a high level of players . We are looking for continuous improvement , creating a family culture to include everyone .” www . rugbyclubmag . com 15
Douglas Community “We are always working with the community, holding not just sporting events but functions. We recently had a circus on site, perform marshalling duties at events across the island and are always looking to help where we can.” Facilities “During TT we become a campsite, so we are regularly making improvements to our infrastructure to cater for that. A lot of thought goes into this expenditure, weighing up the impact on the rugby side of things. Rugby is our number one priority so at the end of the day, an investment has to either make a profit for the club or be a benefit to rugby. In the off season a big investment will be put into improving the pitch so that it is in good shape throughout the wet part of the season.” Challenges “Player numbers on the Island are always a worry, but in the next few years we will be very proactive in creating a solid link with all the local schools to assure we have a next generation of players. Travel is always a factor, due to wok commitments and family, every away trip at least takes a whole day so the 2017/18 season will be about involving the families and employees i ȁձɔ)ѥɽչٽٕлt)ѥ+qȁѡЁѕ9ѥ́)ݥѡȁٔ啅ȁ̰٥)Ѽ9Ѡ]Ѐā́ЁѡЁɽ̸)=ȁѥ́ͼՑ)ɽٕ́ѼѡՈ͔)ѥ̰́ݕ́ɕ͔)́չȁյ̸]ٔ)ɕѕѥݥѠMɅ)ݕȰѼɕє̼)ѽɹЁЁѡՈݡɔݔ)ɅЁ̸ٕ]ɔ)ȁѥս́ɽٕа)ɕѥ䁍ձɔѼՑ)ٕ役t)ܹ՝危Չ(