We have two RWC 2015 volunteer places allocated (with one additional place held as a sub) to provide help over ten shifts, in or around the Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, in September/October 2015. The role of RWC volunteer will be similar to the role played by the Olympic Games Makers. Most of the tasks will focus on tasks outside of the venue.
- Improving the spectator experience by being a friendly face and providing directions to visitors from around the world.
- Operating transport between host cities for visitors, players and officials.
Potential volunteers must:
- Be 18 or over on 1st April 2015 and have experience of sport.
- Be willing to take part in a short telephone interview and a local training event.
- Have experience of working with people in a customer-facing role.
- Have the right to volunteer in the UK and speak & read English.
If you are interested in representing Wharfedale RUFC as a Rugby World Cup Volunteer you must register your interest with the Club by 2nd April 2014 or if would just like more information, please send all registrations and enquiries to Howard Whiteley at email@example.com
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A very poor first half performance by Wharfedale meant that they went in at half time trailing 37 – 3 with a Tom Barrett penalty their only score. The Dalesmen’s lack of application and effort was overwhelmed by committed attacks from a team threatened with relegation. Henley Head Coach, Nigel Dudding, praised the way his team had played saying “this was a standard I knew we could reach. We built this on a secure scrum and line out. There was a collective spirit in the side which has given the club a lifeline and the supporters a palpable sense of relief”
Six tries were run in by Henley before half time. Wharfedale gave a better performance after the break “winning” the second half by 19 points to 15. Armstrong, Taylor and Jordan scored the tries with Tom Barrett converting two of them. A fourth, bonus point, try eluded Dale but coach Jon Feeley commented that the second half performance was “a response full of character”. He went on to say that he “would not let that gloss over what happened in the first half” He could “forgive mistakes at any level of rugby but could not forgive lack of application or effort”. He took full responsibility for the performance on the field and added an apology to the supporters who had travelled south saying “they deserved better than what had happened in the first half. The players are answerable to me and I am answerable to the club and the spectators”. He finished with comments on Rob Baldwin and Aaron Myers ” who tried their very best to carry the team with typically brave performances” and also “Scott Jordan who took over at scrum half and did admirably in a difficult situation.”
Georgiou, Jordan, Donkin, T. Davidson, Prell, Barrett, Dudman (Taylor 35), Steel (Howard 64), Larkin (Stockdale 40), Armstrong, Brown (Burridge 40), Powell (Mason 72), Barnard, Myers, Baldwin.
A full match report will be published under fixtures.
The annual Vice-Presidents’ Dinner is to be held at the clubhouse on Friday 11th April at 19:30. It’s only £25 per head, payable on the night, and you can book your place by contacting Stephen Brake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07738 887813.
Just before the transfer window closed, Wharfedale signed three young players, all fully-registered, from the strong Leeds Metropolitan University side; they will be available once their successful University campaign is over at the end of the month.
Matthew Beesley is a prop who learned his rugby at Sandbach; Jack Ramshaw, who plays lock or back row; and centre Luke Peters has experience with London Irish and Worthing.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that prolific fly-half Tom Barrett has signed a contract to play next season for Rotherham Titans. In the match against Richmond Tom became Wharfedale’s leading points scorer in league rugby, passing the 280 points scored by Jonathan Davies in 2001/2; in the process he also equalled the 55 penalty goals kicked by Adam Mounsey in 1999/2000.
Coach Jon Feeley said “We wish Tom all success with his new club and thank him for his exceptional contribution. He will always be welcome at the Avenue.”
Antony Davies has stepped down after 14 years as the Club Honorary Secretary, due to the pressure of work commitments and his increasing responsibilities at
the pinnacle of the rugby judiciary, where he now serves as Judicial Officer at Six Nations matches.
He is succeeded as club secretary by Howard Whiteley, a resident of Appletreewick for ten years, who played his rugby at Halifax and later Old Rishworthians.
Antony, who will continue to help the club in a variety of ways not least as fourth official, said, “It has been an immense privilege to serve the Club as Honorary Secretary and I wish Howard all the best and will give him all the help he needs. I am particularly touched by the kind comments and thanks I have received from members and Committee members.”
Club members can make priority applications for RWC 2015. Application forms will shortly be displayed in the clubhouse, or you can download one here.
Well it’s here again – we will be staging another fantastic Wharfedale RUFC Summer Ball on Friday the 20th June. More information will be provided soon, however, the purposes of this update is to get the date into your diary in plenty of time so you don’t miss out!
Listen to our match previews on Stray FM on Thursdays at 4:00 pm and again at 5:00 pm. We will also feature in the sports bulletins at 8:00 am and 9:00 am every Saturday morning, with the half-time and full-time results in the afternoon bulletins. You can pick up Stray FM, depending on where you live, on 97.2, 107.1 or 107.8 FM. And if you can’t make it to the match you can always listen to live updates on Drystone Radio, 106.9 FM.