It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Ralph Tansill. Ralph played in the centre for Ebbw Vale in the 1960s, and was a stalwart of the Athletic XV, forming a powerful midfield partnership with Terry Cameron. After his playing days, he continued to contribute to the club as a hard working committee member, including a season as Match Secretary, a demanding role at a time when there were 50 matches in a season.
Ralph was held in the highest regard by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and we send our heartfelt sympathies to Wendy and his family.
I trust that you are safe and well in these strange and difficult times. This is is the time of the year when we would all normally be excited at seeing the first few league games of a new season, watching old favourites and potential new Steelmen stars. I know that all the Officers and Coaches are excited at the potential of the squad that was assembled early this summer and were looking forward to seeing an exciting brand of rugby that would return The Steelmen to the top end of the Premiership after a tough relegation battle last year.
The club continues to manage its ongoing expenses in a careful manner and we thank you all for your continued support and commitment.
As we are already 6 weeks into a normal season, and with a start of rugby remaining uncertain, we are asking all our valued members who utilise the Standing Order method as a means of paying for their Season Ticket to consider how they would like to manage their Standing Orders. The club are suggesting that you take one of 2 options:
– Cancelling the Standing Order until it becomes clear what the new season will look like and when it will start.
– Continue to make the payments which will become a donation and save the club VAT on the amount. This would still result in the member being issued with a Season Ticket in the normal manner.
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Chairman Ebbw Vale RFC