Although, it feels like this season’s rugby has only just finished, we are already preparing for next season.
The 2018/19 season was another great success, with the club fielding more mini and youth teams than ever before. The addition of a Director of Rugby and the involvement of the external Lions coaches has added an extra dimension to our coaching, complementing our fantastic parent and student coaches. This has been beneficial to all children and it is a practice that we are going to continue and build upon in the coming season. It has been great to see the children’s enjoyment and their skills develop through the season.
The Harlequin Amateurs community has strengthened during last season. The Christmas Party (Kids and Adults), Big Game and the End of Season BBQ proved very popular, with excellent numbers of children, parents, friends and family attending these events. The club will keep on organising social events and building our community as long as there are volunteers to help and people keen to participate.
Finally, a massive thank you to all of you that completed the survey. This has helped us to shape our club for next season.
Membership is now open for the 2019/20 season.
The cost of membership has gone down this season.
£175 for a first child
£140 for a second child
£95 for Under 5 and Under 6 teams
£125 for Youth Girls
Although the club is reducing its membership fees, for players playing outside (Under 7 and above), a free all-weather training top, branded with the Harlequin Amateurs logo, is included with the membership.
Membership Fees vs Cost of Running The Club
Harlequin Amateurs is a not-for-profit community sports club. As such, the club is always trying to balance the cost of membership with the cost of running the club.
Our biggest expense is facilities equating to roughly 40% of membership fees. The rest of your membership fees pay for things related to supporting the children to play rugby – e.g. tournaments, balls, training for coaches and first aid.
As an exception to this the club is saving around 5% of the membership fees, this money will be used to secure a home ground, should the opportunity arise.
To ensure that the tops are available for the start of the season, we need your membership paid before the 31st July. To do this please click here for instructions on how to pay.