As our players and members begin celebrating Manchester Pride weekend, the club would like to issue this brief message from Joshua Sanderson-Kirk, our newly appointed Club Chair, leading our new Executive Committee that features familiar Spartan members across a variety of roles representing our Union and Touch sections for Season 23-24.
I am deeply honoured to be the Chair of Manchester Village Spartans RUFC for 2023/24.
I joined the club in 2015 and have seen first hand the incredible impact we can have on new players and those returning to rugby. In that time growth of our touch section has opened up the benefits of being a Spartan to more people than ever. I’d like to thank Gareth, our outgoing Chair, he has presided over an incredible expansion in the club and steered us through some difficult seas. I’m very glad that he has agreed to stay on as our Treasurer this year.
My priorities for the year are;
- To consolidate the growth we’ve had in the club, ensuring the Spartans remains an attractive place to play rugby and to volunteer.
- I will work to ensure that all members are able to enjoy being a Spartan, no matter their background. That means looking at how we offer financial support to players and members.
- Finally I want to continue the work we’ve started to ensure our own club is inclusive of our trans and non-binary members whilst also fighting the Trans ban imposed by World Rugby and the RFU.
I want to say thank you to the outgoing committee for their hard work and welcome our new committee as we begin our work.
View the committee members for Season 2023/24 (including their contact email addresses) here.
Members with an active Direct Debit will be able to observe our forthcoming Committee meetings online (live or recorded) and download the meeting minutes upon request each month as part of our continued commitment to transparent management of the club.