A huge welcome to all our members, friends and visitors.
I am honoured to become President of ARFC, the second member of my family to represent Arklow in this role and I am very much looking forward to working with all of our fantastic volunteers and I hope to have their continued support throughout the season.
I would like to congratulate our new Captains for the 2019/2020 season , Ben Diaper will lead our senior men and Claire Nicholson will lead our senior ladies. I have no doubt that both of these captains will do a trojan job.
To all of our coaching teams , senior, youths and minis I thank you for all your efforts, without you none of our teams would survive.
I would like to thank our newly appointed referees to the ARLB, these appointments are a huge achievement for ARFC and I hope this is just the beginning.
Arklow is very much a growing club, we are always looking to improve our facilities, this year saw the addition of our Gym and going forward we are looking to improve our lighting. As always each and everyday there is constant work being carried out by our executive committee and our volunteers. This work is crutial to the continued development of our club and I cannot thank all involved enough for their time, their ideas and their passion.
A major thank you to all our sponsors, and a special thank you to our two main sponsors , Christy’s Bar and The Arklow Bay Hotel.
Finally I would like to thank all of the parents and families that ensure are youths and minis are on the pitch week in week out. The youth of Arklow Rugby club are the future of Arklow Rugby Club and I am delighted to say at present the future looks extremely bright.
Yours in rugby,
Kelly Ann Conroy
ARFC President 2019 / 2020