To all members, players, supporter and visitors,
I am delighted and honoured to once again serve as President for the upcoming season. It is my great privilege to represent Waterpark R.F.C., both here at home and throughout the country.
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to remember Jack de Bromhead. A fantastic young man and a fine rugby player, Jack was an integral part of our U14 team and will be sadly missed by all at Waterpark, especially his friends, teammates and coaches. Our thoughts and condolences are with the de Bromhead family.
As this new season begins, our club will complete Run4Pieta 2022 – a 24-hour run challenge in aid of Pieta. As a club, we are proud to take part in this campaign and support such a worthy cause.
All proceeds from the gate will be donated to Pieta. And for anyone who wishes to make an additional contribution, there will be collection buckets at half-time. All funds raised will help support the vital work carried out by Pieta
This is a fitting way to start our year as the values of community, dignity and respect promoted by Pieta align with our own club principles.
Waterpark R.F.C. has always prided itself on being a welcoming club. Our club is built on respect and community – values we promote at every level. This season, we ask that all teams, coaches, players, and visitors continue this tradition and maintain our rugby ethos of respect.
This year we will continue to build on the great work and achievements of last season; and we move forward now with pride and ambition.
Over the past number of years, we’ve strived to create a more united Waterpark. I would like to thank all members for your efforts in bringing our club together, and for creating an environment for us to thrive.
Our Seniors, our Second XV, our Ladies team, our successful youth teams and of course, our minis – you are all crucial to the success of Waterpark.
To our coaching staff, thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication and best of luck in the season ahead.
To our players, I wish you every success and hope you enjoy the season and remain injury free.
To our committee, groundskeepers and volunteers, thank you all for your hard work behind the scenes, and for giving your valuable time.
To our generous and faithful sponsors, Dawn Meats and Trans-Stock, and to our advertising supporters we would like to offer a sincere and heartfelt thank you. Your continued support is very much appreciated.
Central to the success of any club is its members. New members are always welcome. And I would strongly encourage all existing and past members to connect with the club. Whether old or new, I can guarantee you a warm welcome.
Your membership fees contribute to the ongoing maintenance and running of our club. Membership fees can be paid online through the club website, www.waterparkrfc.com. All contributions are welcome.
I look forward to another successful year and would like to offer a special welcome to Clanwilliam R.F.C. and their supporters for our opening game.
Finally, I would like to wish all Waterpark teams every success in the season ahead.
Yours in sport,
Club President, Waterpark R.F.C.