We’ve seen a great level of interest in our attempt to better organise away support and we have some great updates to share with you on this after just two and a half weeks!
As we enjoy the summer away from club rugby, whether watching the summer internationals, the World Cup or even tackling all those chores we didn’t do in the Winter, here at LISC we are working hard behind the scenes. That includes committee meetings, emails and meetings with the club including Chief Executive Brian Facer.
One of our key projects is attempting to tackle supporter engagement and hopefully improve this for all supporters – both Home and Away. And that’s where we need you!
If you are in need of a rugby fix this weekend, London Irish Wild Geese are away at Henley Hawks on Saturday 21st April, 3:00pm
Henley’s ground, Dry Leas, is just to the North of Henley town centre – a 15-20 minute walk from the railway station and just a few minutes from the nearest bus stops.
The LISC always tries to put our funds towards helping London Irish and increasing our supporter’s enjoyment of their matchday. So we’ve invested in another competition, this one for Hospitality in the Guinness Lounge for the visit of Saracens on Sunday 29th.
Our upcoming Quiz Night has been billed as an Academy fundraiser and after speaking with the club we can now confirm the exact details.
The AASE (Academic Award in Sporting Excellence) scheme gives 16 to 18 year old boys two years of higher education, rugby training at Hazelwood and a pathway to possible senior contracts. Many of the Academy’s recent players have come via the scheme including Tom Fowlie and Jonny Williams.
However whilst the program is free, in recent years its has been tough for families to send their children to Sunbury every day or pay for accommodation. The scheme is increasingly popular but some families simply can’t afford to send their boys.
Every season the LISC invest part of our income into sponsoring a range of players. This past season, we have sponsored Ciaran Hearn, Sebastian De Chaves and Richie Palframann and as is tradition, at the end of the season all the players and sponsors come together at Hazelwood for photos, food and some drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.
As ever we are looking for two LISC members to attend this evening at Hazelwood with the LISC Committee, meet our players (as well as the rest of the first team squad and Academy) and hopefully enjoy themselves!
As we near the end of the season it is time to reflect on the past 8 months or so and think about who has been the Player of the Season.
Ben Franks was voted LISC Player of the Season for 2016-17, but who will be your choice for 2017-18?
All LISC members can vote for their choice of Player of the Season by emailing us at:
email@example.com – please include your LISC membership number and your choice for player of the season, and please put POTS (or Player of the Season) as the subject.
You have until Sunday 22nd April to get your votes in.