Rugby Club Issue 72 - Page 19

Merton Merton RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Merton RFC play their home games at the Morden Recreation Ground on Faversham Road in Surrey and their first team currently competes in the Surrey 3 League. They are led by the team of Chair Jack Canniff and President Paul Webster and the club is looking to progress under their guidance. Last season they put together a solid league campaign, compiling a record of nine wins and nine defeats from their eighteen league matches. This saw them finish in a safe mid- table position with forty eight points on the board. This should provide them with the perfect platform from which to build as they look ahead to next season. As long as they are able to retain their current group of players and can perhaps make one or two quality additions they should be in with a good chance of pushing on up the league. One of the highlights of the team’s performances has been the attacking brand of rugby that they have been able to produce. This has been reflected by the fact that they have racked up 469 points in the league alone at a rate of more than twenty five per game. This will certainly have meant that any supporters attending their matches will have been well entertained and should encourage more of the local community to get behind the side in the future. This in turn has the potential to provide them with a valuable source of additional revenue which is particularly important in the current financial climate. Merton RFC is a club that is committed to playing an important role in their local community and this is reflected by the fact that they also run additional sides. This allows them to give far more players an opportunity to play the game every week compared to if they only ran one side. Another benefit of having extra teams is that it allows the first XV to benefit from far greater strength in depth. If they are ever left short on numbers through injury or work commitments they have the option of calling up replacements with a limited amount of disruption. Murton RFC is a fine example of the important role that a club can play in the local community and they deserve tremendous credit for this. If they continue in the same manner they should be able to look forward to a bright and successful future for many years to come. Making International Moving Easier We are independent, global mobility experts. We provide one accountable point of contact for HR teams and assignees, throughout international relocations. We manage and broker services through our global partner network, providing three fully autonomous cost estimates for each relocation- ensuring absolute confidence in service delivery and value. We strive to be a true business partner- an extension of your HR function. Our clients cross industries- ranging from Fortune 500 leaders in the financial services industry and ‘Magic circle’ law firms, to FTSE 100 beverage companies. When an organisation makes the important decision to move an employee outside their home region they trust us to help. Why? Because we get it right every time. If you want extraordinary, trust us – we do extraordinary, every day. Proud Sponsors of Merton RFC Phone: +44(0)2076538741 Web: www.k2corporatemobility.com Email: contact@wedoextraordinary.com 80 Coleman St. London, City of London EC2R5BJ www.rugbyclubmag.com 19