Membership Update for 2020/21 Season

Dear Member/Future Member,
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We have changed our Membership structure and arrangements for the 2020/2021 season. Why are we doing this? – There are a number of reasons why we have made these decisions: –
· We felt the need to simplify our categories of membership and produce a better offering.
· We want to align ourselves with other clubs of a similar status in terms of what we offer our members.
· We want to strike the right balance in terms of what we offer our members and the costs we incur as a club as a result of this.
· We want to encourage lifetime membership of the club.
· We want lifelong supporters of the club to be recognised and rewarded.
· We want all our playing members to understand the value and the benefits of membership.
· We want all playing members to ‘look the part’ wherever they play and whichever team they play for, emphasising the ‘One Team Blaydon’ ethos.
· To cope with the restrictions placed upon us by the Covid 19 pandemic.
We have revised our categories of membership for this coming season and are offering three membership options:
Lifetime Full Membership (£600) includes an exclusive lamb’s wool jersey in a choice of 3 styles embroidered with Blaydon RFC Life Member.
A deposit of £120 will be required payable by BACS or cash followed by a Direct Debit payment of £40 /month for 12 months.
Current Life Members can purchase Life Member Jerseys via the Macron Website at a very modest price.
Annual Supporters/Social Membership (£30) A single value payment of £30 will be required payable by BACS or cash.
Playing Members (including Adult Students)
In light of the inevitable delay to the start of the 2020/2021 Rugby Season, as an Executive, we are well aware that any shortening of the season should in fairness be reflected in a reduction to the Membership Fee depending on the season start date.
Membership fees of £120 (which now includes Blaydon Team Kit Bundle) were due from 1st August. As the earliest date for a return to Rugby will not be until January 2021 we have decided to reduce the fee as follows: –
Annual Full Playing Membership (including Adult Students) (£90) – includes Blaydon Team Kit Bundle. A single value payment of £90 will be required payable by BACS or cash.
Please remember that unless you are a paid up member of the club you are not covered by the RFU insurance if seriously injured while training or playing. Once the season starts you will not be considered available for selection or eligible for the many benefits that membership provides, like percentage credit back on bar sales.
There are many benefits of being a member of this great club.
Please support your club in these difficult times by paying your membership early.
Benefits of Playing Membership of Blaydon RFC
· Kit Bundle
· High quality qualified coaching staff
· Qualified physiotherapist and first-aid support
· Match kit and laundry
· Use of all training and playing facilities
· Use of all clubhouse facilities
· Members Bar – which will be improved in the near future
· 10% cash back on bar spend credited to your membership card, to be redeemed at the bar
· RFU Insurance cover
· Full voting rights
Benefits of being a Life Member/Supporter of Blaydon RFC
· Join an ever increasing band of loyal Blaydon supporters
· Great crack
· A place to make new friends
· High Standard Rugby
· Excellent facilities
· Friendly staff
· Discount on room hire for those special occasions
· Members Bar – which will be improved in the near future
· 10% cash back on bar spend credited to your membership card, to be redeemed at bar
Application forms are available and returnable to the Bar
Many thanks