Pete Grzonka, Gloucester Rugby's Head of Sales of Marketing, was delighted to confirm today that the club have appointed a new 1873 Club Manager.
1873 Club is the exclusive members club within the C&G Grandstand at Kingsholm.
Members enjoy the benefits of their own permanent padded seats in the very best seating locations and use of the members' only bars and restaurants.
Until very recently, the role of 1873 Club Manager was held by Laurie McNeill but with Laurie having moved on to pursue other career options, Clare Reader will start in post from Monday May 11th.
Pete confirmed today:
"The 1873 Club Manager is a key role for us as the main point of contact for our 670 corporate members and we embarked upon a stringent recruitment process to find exactly the right person for the job."
"I'm very happy that Clare will be joining us and look forward to welcoming her to Kingsholm and building on the good work done by Laurie."
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
Despite a dream start at Kingston Park, scoring a try after just 26 seconds, Gloucester couldn't capitalise against a dogged Newcastle Falcons side. Too many penalties were conceded and too many errors made as the Falcons prevailed 20-10.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.