Player Welfare the focus for Eagles in 2018
The Gungahlin Eagles were the only club to field a team in every Brumbies Rugby region senior competition in 2017.
The 2015 season ended with 96 registered senior players, which is hard to compare with the 186 registered senior players we had in 2017 – our 50th year.
The growth of the club has seen the demands on our administration team grow at an equal rate.
With player welfare being a high priority for the club we’ve appointed Linda Rummery (2017 club person of the year) as the Medical Officer for the 2018 season.
The creation of the role was to ensure there are appropriate medical staff at each match and training, to provide thorough checklists on claiming insurance for injured players, and keeping the club up to scratch on concussion policies and administration.
Long-term servant and sponsor, as well as current board member of the club, Tim Davis, is very pleased to see the club take yet another step in the right direction.
Tim says “The board always has, and always will put the players first. And with the unbelievable growth in numbers, we’ve now got to ensure player welfare has no grey areas.”
“We were pretty unfortunate across the park for injuries this year, but we have to expect that and be prepared for it with the numbers we’ve got. Our strappers and trainers led by Gav (Malouf) and Rabs (Ray Reavely) are up there with the best in rugby, but we can certainly improve on the admin side of these things.”
He added, “Linda has done an outstanding job as registrar over the years, and we recognise that her skills and efficiency will be perfect for this role.”
Congratulations to Linda on her appointment, we look forward to seeing her continued efforts in taking the Eagles forward.
This means we are now on the lookout for a new club registrar for the 2018 season. If you or someone you know may be interested in filling this position, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.