Changes to Membership Program

At our last Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June we proposed a change to the membership program. We wanted to simplify how annual subscriptions and match fees were paid so we can all spend more time enjoying social rugby. The proposal was unanimously supported by the members attending and we are pleased to announce we are now ready to roll out in time for the start of the new season.

Our Player Membership program is now a monthly subscription of £15.00, or £7.50 for students (including apprenticeships). Payments are made monthly by direct debit and will continue indefinitely, or until a player decides to cancel. If a player wants to play for Leigh without an active membership, or can only play 1 or 2 games per season, then our ‘Pay and Play’ £10 match fee can support this.

The new player membership subscription means no need for upfront annual subs payments anymore, no more digging deep for match fees each week, or loose change for training … all is taken care of with one simple monthly payment, allowing players to focus on the social rugby. All subscribed Player Members, and Social Members alike, will be able to apply for England international tickets, as we have offered for many seasons. And when available players will be offered sponsored team polo shirts and playing socks for both home and away kits. These extras are however not available through the ‘Pay and Play’ program.

The donations we receive from Social Members, alongside the club’s trusty sponsors, help us to invest in training equipment each new season. This pre-season we purchased a new tackle bag, new Gilbert match balls and spruced up the scrum machine.  We are very grateful for any donation we receive. We therefore decided to maintain the Social Member donation at £20 per season. This can now be collected by an annual direct debit, but we will of course still accept cash, cards, cheques and online bank transfers. In past seasons some social members have donated a bit more than £20 and when you come to sign up on the new online membership form you will see that option available.

As many of you are aware Leigh RFC is helping Maxine Collins and friends to set up a ladies team (the Leigh Ladybirds). As the team is still forming, any potential ladies players are invited to join as social members. If you, or you know of someone who is interested in giving it a go please contact Maxine direct at maxine@leighladybirds.co.uk.

As Layabouts we like to keep things simple, so that we can focus on the social rugby. If you do have any questions please do find one of the committee in the Fleur De Lis, at the Field of Dreams on match day, or send an email to Debbie Clarkson at secretary@leighrfc.co.uk.

To sign up for a player or social membership, just click this link.

Thank you for your continued support.

Regards
Leigh RFC Committee