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A message from Gloucester Rugby Club President – Fred Reed

A message from Gloucester Rugby Club President – Fred Reed
Fred Reed, the Gloucester Rugby Club President, today issued the following message to all supporters, players, employees and Club Management, not forgetting our partners and sponsors.

Fred Reed

“Life during the current Coronavirus”

I have now been president for four seasons and started my playing career at Gloucester in 1962/63 at the age of 16, playing for the Colts, Youth, and making my first  1st team appearances in the Gloucester vs Ohio State University game at the start of the 1969/70 season.

Anyway, enough about me, the reason I wanted to make contact with everyone was to send you my best wishes and hope you’re keeping safe. I know it’s difficult, but we must all stick to the rules or, in rugby terms laws, about staying home. With both myself and my wife Cathy being in our early 70s we have been locked away for the past few weeks - thank goodness for the weather and the garden, also YouTube for our morning exercise.

This season I was going to hold three charity events. Raising funds for CLIC, Pied Piper, James Hopkins Trust, Prostate Cancer and The Fold. Unfortunately due to the current restrictions I have had to postpone all three and look forward to re-organising them next year.

The events will be as follows:

  1. The annual charity walk taking place along the canal path from Sharpness back to Gloucester, approximately, 18 miles. We did the same walk last season and it was very successful.

  2. A Dance with refreshments on behalf of Prostate Cancer to be held at Kingsholm.

  3. The final event is to break one of the Guinness Book of Records by forming the largest scrum on Kingsholm with the current record held by a team in Japan with 2,500 taking part. This being a very big event which will require some major organisation, watch this space for further information.


Please, please follow the Government advise and stay home protecting our NHS and all other frontline people working on our behalf.

Saving Lives

Finally, I look forward to seeing everyone once we get back to some normality and to watch great rugby again at Kingsholm.

The very best of wishes and keep safe

Fred
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