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Greenwich Admirals call it a day

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#21 London Drifter

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:56 PM

Marauder is right (bet you don't hear that often) it's not the amount of teams or clubs or where they are. It comes down to volunteers.

You could have 100 players wanting to play and if there is no one to put the post protecters up, cook the BBQ, clean out the sheds then the club won't last long.

I don't think it's the number of teams that are a problem either, it's the number of clubs.

It's just as much effort to run two games as it is to run one.

Maybe clubs should be made to have a second team (even if that is another club playing near by filling that void). Where you train doesn't have to be where you play?

You could have 2 leagues of 6 or 8 which means each weekend you would have either 3 or 4 double headers - which is about all that London RL needs really.

#22 bbfaz

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

You need a club culture of mucking in.  It can't be that you turn up and play and that's it.  Take rubbish with you, take turns doing the barbecue and so forth.  However, it seems that most people this season have been having problems with getting numbers out, not volunteers.  Maybe it's a sign of the times, as we all have to work longer hours or take on second jobs and if you don't, you're very fortunate.