Positive talk at FoNR AGM
The FoNR AGM was recently held and was well attended by over 30 members. The officers of the Trust gave reports covering a wide range of activities including fundraising, sales, merchandising, membership, IT, community work, publicity, IT, history and approval of the accounts.
2010 was the most active year yet for FoNR and the reports highlighted this especially with regard to the financial and volunteer support given to Newport RFC and Rodney Parade Ltd as well as the wider rugby community of Newport.
Rodney Parade commercial manager John Reid gave an excellent presentation of the plans for the redeveloped stadium facilities including the various match days packages that will be available. John spoke of his affinity for Newport RFC since playing here in the early 1990’s and also spoke positively of the work that FoNR carry out for the club.
Newport RFC Chairman Will Godfrey gave an honest and open presentation concerning the fortunes of the club during the present season, the lessons that have been learnt and plans for 2011/12. He also spoke about the possible restructuring of the premier league. Will too was extremely grateful for all of the work carried out by FoNR.
Will has offered to give FoNR members a tour of the new stadium facilities during the summer months and spoke of working with FoNR to develop facilities suitable for supporter requirements as well as maximising corporate income and non-match day activities.