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December 2016
Update No.1
As many of you are aware Briars Sports Club President, Brett Howle, recently announced a restructuring of Briars Rugby administration with 2 new entities which replace the prior Rugby Committee.
There is now a Rugby Restoration Board (RRB) consisting of Chairman Brett Howle plus Aaron Boyter, Kerry Constanti, Andy Hogg, Dave Lannan, Ash Simpson, John Slender and Chris Walker.
Some of you will notice there are 3 ex Rugby Chairmen on this Rugby Board, 2 ex Rugby Club Captains and 6 Gordon Bevan Shield winners.
Objectives, strategies, policies and finances will be determined by this Rugby Board.
In addition there is a Rugby Restoration Management Committee (RRMC) consisting of numerous rugby players and supporters who will manage the implementation of the Rugby Board policies plus the numerous week to week activities associated with managing a rugby season.  It is hoped that Briars future rugby leaders will come from this RRMC.
The RRB met on Wednesday December 21 at Briars Sports Club and several objectives, strategies and policies were determined for the 2017 season and beyond.
Two critical decisions we wish to share with you in this Rugby Update No.1 are:-
  1.  Long Term Objective.
  1. Briars to return to the Kentwell Cup Division ASAP.
  2. Briars to win the 1st Division Club Championship.
Short term objectives will be reported in future updates.
  1. 2017 Coaching
Coaches have been appointed for 1st and 2nd grade for 2017. 
Lachlan White has accepted the Briars offer to become Briars Head Coach and 1st Grade Coach. 
Lachlan’s CV includes:-
Rugby:            Eastwood Rugby 1994 – 2005
                       Briars 2006 – 2008 Premiership side 2006
                       Trinity Grammar Rugby Director 2011 – 2016
                       Combined Associated Schools Head Coach 2009 – 2013
                       NSW Rugby Union – Head Coach U18 NSW 2016  
                       Level 3 Coaching Acceptance (Wallaby level)
Commercial:   Sydney University Batchelor of Education 1997
                       Trinity Grammar 1997 – present
                       House Master 2006 – 2011
                       Director of Rugby 2011 – present
                       Activities Master 2014 – present
Personal:         Age: 39
                       Married to Jayne
                       Resides at Croydon
Dave Munnoch has accepted as Assistant Coach with Lachlan and together they will coach Briars 1st and 2nd XV. Dave’s CV includes coaching with Trinity College and Barker College over 30 years, St.Ives Barraclough Cup, Gordon Colts, refereeing with Manly referees, Level 2 refereeing Certificate, Refereeing Coach 2010 – 2016.
Update No.2 and No.3 in January will provide more details on objectives, strategies, policies and progress.  This will include:- recruitment, training policies, country and NZ tours, new members induction meetings (Ted will be pleased) Rothwell Pavilion opening, Rothwell Pavilion Sunday cleaning rosters (Bob will be pleased – maybe!), leadership development, financial turnaround, Rugby lunch Friday June 16, 30a George Street
re-union, Old Boy communications.
Merry Xmas to all rugby players, particularly Old Briars Rugby Players.
Restore Briars to Kentwell Cup
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