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 to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys felt that his Gloucester side put themselves in a position to put Saracens under real pressure at Allianz Park on Saturday, praising his team's commitment and defence, while admitting that a lack of accuracy hit their chances in the second half.
Speaking to the local media at Allianz Park, Tom Savage was disappointed after the defeat at Saracens, but claimed Gloucester did plenty of good things and could've taken more than a losing bonus point.
In case you missed it, there was plenty of activity on the official Gloucester Rugby website following the 55-0 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over CA Brive, including a number of post match video interviews.
The Cherry and Whites ran in seven tries in beating CA Brive 55-0 on Thursday night. An emphatic second half performance saw the hosts run in five tries to get the European campaign off to a flying start.