THE Richmond Rovers 100 Club is looking to expand on its membership numbers in season 2012, with the call going out for all ex-players to sign up to the 100 CLUB and help support the club. Entering its first year, the club already has 36 ex-players and officials on the books, but Gus Fepuleai has urged more people to get involved. “Our purpose is to foster and develop rugby league at the Richmond club, and more particularly, foster and develop the Junior Richmond Rovers Rugby League along with the Richmond Rovers senior grade teams,” Fepuleai said. “Now that we have got everything down pat from the legal and documentation side, we held a further meeting prior to Christmas to discuss our plans for this year. “We are holding a sign-up day at the Richmond Club on Friday, March 9 from 7pm as part of the Richmond club website launch. “The membership fee is a $100 one-off payment and for this members will receive a quality 100 Club t-shirt along with a 2012 Richmond Club membership card. “We want to encourage any old boys out there to come along and more importantly bring a friend, the evening will be very informal, just a few drinks and footy talk.” Fepuleai hoped the club might grow in number to 60 after the sign on day, adding they have several social events planned during the season, with the first Richmond Club social set down after the Richmond Rovers second home game of the season against Mangere East Hawkes on Saturday 21 April.
“We are looking at the club as a way to get old football friends together and have a good social time, but also to provide some game day and off the field support to the club by way of increasing numbers to local games and providing financial support where we can,” he said. Fepuleai said money raised from the club’s clothing range will be put back into the junior and senior clubs, with the scope of starting a football scholarship down the line for talented players.
For more information about the Richmond Rovers Old Boys Club ring Gus Fepuleai on 027 222 3403 or Adam Butler on 021 1328 321. Click here to BECOME A 100 CLUB MEMBER TODAY!