Rugby Club Issue 72 - Page 16

Pontefract FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/RUGBYCLUBMAG Pontefract RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB P ontefract RUFC is a fine example of a community club and is working hard to progress a number of different areas in what is an exciting period for everyone associated with them. We recently caught up with Membership Secretary Jonathon Hill to find out more about how they have been getting along lately. Involvement He told us, “I first started at the club six years ago, playing for the third team on a social basis. I enjoyed it that much I started training and played with the second team for three years before finally making it to the first team and moving from the back row to hooker for the past two seasons. Two years ago I was approached about helping out with the website as it wasn’t updated as much as it should and my role has grown from their really. From making sure the website was updated I attended committee meetings before being made a full member of the 16 Issue 72 committee two years ago. This year I’ve also been helping out with the girls U15s training when enough coaches weren’t able to make it down. especially the current senior squad; we are playing week in week out with our friends not just team mates, which makes it so much more enjoyable.” Enjoyment Atmosphere “I first came down to the club as one of my friends, Richard, had played at the club since he was a junior and I was looking for a new sport to play after University. I never thought I’d end up playing first team rugby or on the committee as originally it was all meant to be social, but I got sucked into the club and the atmosphere surrounding it. The players at the club also help out, “Generally, the mood at the club is one of excitement and slightly sombre at the same time as the club seems to be on the up and moving forward however the first team failed to get promotion this year from what felt like a frustrating season. There is an air of excitement for next season seeing as though we believe we can get promotion for the first team and