I’m pleased to be able to re-introduce myself as the Rabbits Captain for this my second and final season. We set our stall out at the start of the season last year to get promoted back to the Premier Division at the first attempt. We did this in some style taking automatic promotion in second place (a mere 2 points off being Division 1 champions) by some 5 points. We also said we wanted to enjoy ourselves and be as inclusive as possible by getting new members involved and, of course, have a great time in the process.
We now, in my view, have a very good blend at Wike of long-standing Rabbits and new members keen for the team to do well – as well as enjoying ourselves. In the past we perhaps emphasised the latter goal at the expense of achieving good performances. The goals this season are quite simple; to continue to enjoy our golf; stay up, and continue to have an inclusive approach…and then push on, either this season or next, to become the best Rabbits team in the league by winning the Premier Division and consistently doing well in all other competitions. Why not?
Rabbits Section Structure
We have 4 roles next season to support the planning and organising of fixtures and events. I also plan to appoint a vice-captain this season who will become Captain in 2016.
In the meantime the section will be supported in the following way:
Captain – Gerry Hudson
Leeds & District Rabbits Union rep – Brian Slater
Secretary & 2 man league organiser – Denis Fox
Open Day organiser – Dave Higgins
Finance guidance will be provided direct from the main committee by Colin Duckels.
A special note of thanks at this point to Peter Moore – the outgoing secretary – Peter has been a loyal servant of the Rabbits for many years and, of course, past Club Captain. Peter has decided to stand down this coming season. Thanks Peter for all your support – you are a true club servant.
If you are interested in getting more involved in supporting the biggest section at the club; and being part of the Wike Ridge Rabbits Revolution then please contact me direct.
Calling all Rabbits!
My first duty is to put out an ‘all-points bulletin’ to all Rabbits who would like to continue to be involved in representing Wike Ridge this coming season. This is your chance to contact me direct to express a provisional interest in playing in any capacity during 2015; including singles; pairs; team events; weekend trophy events and friendlies. So that you have a rough idea of what is on offer on a district basis, I’ve attached a brief summary of all the external events you could get involved in. If you need a partner please let me know and we’ll do our best to sort you out.
This initial expression of interest should be received by me by Friday 13th March either via firstname.lastname@example.org (or text me on 07504 484305), or alternatively put your name on the sign up list on the Rabbits notice board. This initial deadline is only to help us plan early for the new season; there will still be opportunities to get involved later on if you’re not yet sure. As part of a new initiative this coming season we have also decided to be more pro-active in organising trips to Open Days to ensure we are represented at as many of the local Rabbits Open Days as possible (see the notice board). There will also be regular updates in the Leeds Golf Centre (LGC) newsletter; on the notice board and in the folder on the shelf so please make sure you check your email and the board on a regular basis.