Earlier this week our Chairman, Reg Couch decided to stand down after 4 years in the role. Reg took over as Chairman back in 2019 and before that had held the role of Vice Chairman.
We thank Reg for his past service to the Association in his various capacities. Reg has also been one of our longest serving players, playing most recently for The Fox at Denchworth in what has been very much a family affair with his wife and son playing alongside him, together with their good friends, Vic and Pauline Pratt.
Unfortunately it looks like Fox B are not going to have sufficient players to form a side this coming season so Reg may be available for “transfer”, at this stage I don’t know whether a fee will be required! No doubt sides based around Grove and Wantage looking for more players could be interested!
Reg’s resignation leaves a gap on the Committee so if anyone is interested and is willing to be co-opted please make contact with any of the Committee formally or informally. It’s not too onerous a job half a dozen or so Committee meetings over 12 months, support for the Competition days (2), and being present on Finals night and the Annual Presentation Awards Night at the end of the season.
No money is involved, all Committee roles are entirely voluntary and all decisions made by the Committee are intended to be non controversial and in the best interests of all members of the league and all of the people who play our game.
As a result of Reg’s resignation Paul Stone has been asked, by the Committee, to take the Chair for 2023. Paul has accepted that role and we are confident that having Paul back on the Committee and now taking on the role of Chairman will be a real plus for the League going forward.
Once again on behalf of the League our thanks and best wishes to Reg and a warm welcome to the Chair Paul!
I’ll add my thanks to Reg for his efforts over the years and I look forward to helping the League consolidate and grow this year.