After over 50 years as player, captain, chairman & president of Portsmouth RFC Peter Golding has decided to stand down. Peter is not leaving the club and will still be a regular supporter on the balcony and at away fixtures. I’m sure there will be many tributes made to Peter for his outstanding contribution(s) over many years to Portsmouth RFC, Hampshire RFU, The RFU and rugby in general.
Nigel Morgan has agreed to be co-opted on to the committee for the rest of the season as President elect and will be formally elected as President at the next AGM. Please join me in welcoming Nigel and saying a heartfelt thankyou to Peter.
Ian Alvey is standing down as 1st Team manager and this role is being taken up by Mike Caspall and Bungle. Gareth Richards is also standing down as head coach at the end of the season and the coaching team is being reshuffled. Daniel Roberts will be leading us forward in the interim. Again many thanks go to all for their stalwart contributions to the club over the years.
Jamie Allen is leaving his role as bar manager and is being replaced over a transition period by Aaron Beesley. As previously advised Lesley Gicquel is stepping down as treasurer and the club is looking for a new honorary treasurer. Anyone who is interested or knows someone who would be interested in joining the committee please let me or any other committee member know.