WELLINGTON Rugby Club made a working profit of £14,800 during the past year, almost twice as much as the previous 12 months, it was reported by the president Greg Dyke at a well-attended annual meeting on Friday night, writes Barry Knott.
Mr Dyke, who presented the report because the treasurer Cherry Frost stepped down in May, said the profit had been partly due to the success of the club’s annual fireworks display and big bar takings at the Boxing Day game against Wiveliscombe at the Athletic Ground.
The club also made substantial savings on travelling costs and gate receipts vastly improved on the 2016 season which meant more supporters came through the gates.
He said they were obviously pleased with the finances but there was disappointment on the playing side at the lst XV’s relegation from Western Counties West although the 2nd XV’s displays had been encouraging.
They were now looking forward to the new season and hoping the playing side would improve.
He thanked all officials of the club and other key workers for their support throughout the year.
Matt Colman was elected treasurer, having proved a very able treasurer during his previous spell of 16 years holding the post.
Officers elected included: president Greg Dyke; chairman John Dunbar; treasurer Matt Colman; secretary Paul Smith; Press Officer Allyn Chetland; membership secretary Adam Morgan; fixture secretary Andy Cottrell; clubhouse manager Caroline Davey.