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."
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Following the recent announcement that XBlades were to become the club's new kit and leisurewear partner, Gloucester Rugby can today (Tuesday 30 June) confirm the opening of a new retail unit, based at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, as well as the launch of a brand new online shop.
When the Gloucester Rugby squad and staff report for their first day of preseason training on Wednesday morning, they will be greeted with a new look training kit from XBlades Sports ready for the first sessions.