As President of Naas RFC, it gives me great pleasure to write this prior to what, I am sure, will be another great campaign ahead for Naas Rugby Club.
We embark on a new chapter in our long history, as this season we will play in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League for the very first time. This rise up through the ranks is a huge testament of the skill and dedication of our players and coaches. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best, a hope they stay injury free, and assure them of our full support.
I echo those sentiments to our J1, J2, J3 and Under-20 sides. Throughout last season the standard of the rugby played by these teams was of a immense standard. This ensured a tremendous battle for places, and I have no doubt it will be a similar story this time around.
Our Ladies, Youths and Minis sections continue to grow apace. These are vital groups in the club and I would like to thank all the coaches involved. The numbers playing at these levels continue to grow, and without the help of our neighbours, the Smurfit Family, we would struggle to accomodate them all. Many thanks for your support.
To all of our club sponsors and in particular Brady Family Ham, your very generous support is critical to the running of the club and is greatly appreciated. A similar comment applies to our many volunteers who give up so much of their valuable time. If you can at all, please make yourself available for even the smallest job.
Finally if you are reading this and have not been to Forenaughts previously, why not venture out this season? Naas Rugby Club prides itself on being a community facility and you will be assured a warm and friendly welcome.
President, Naas Rugby Football Club