Welcome Message From the President – Ronan Bools

Dear fellow Members and Friends,

As President of Old Wesley RFC for the 2023/24 season it is a great honour on behalf of everyone in the club to welcome all members, guests, family and friends, visiting teams, their supporters and officials to Old Wesley.

I am very much looking forward to a wonderful season ahead, I would like to congratulate our new Club Captain Reuben Pim on what is a thoroughly well-deserved honour, I would also like to extend my thanks to Ia1n McGann as outgoing club captain: 4 seasons as the Old Wesley Club Captain is a unique record well done!  I wish Reuben, all teams, coaches, and management the very best for the season ahead.

I would also like to give special thanks to Stuart Kinlan who completed his tenure as head of Junior Rugby at the end of last season.  Stuart has led the Junior Rugby group and a tireless stream of coaches, managers, supporters, and players from strength to strength.  Silverware may be more difficult to come by now that Old Wesley Junior sides have found their levels in the Metro Leagues.  However, we are very proud of our League and Cup achievements, unprecedented by any other Metro Club.  Long may this success continue.

The success of all our teams is only possible with the support of our Sponsors and very generous members, my thanks to all our sponsors, contributors and volunteers.

To remain as the best rugby club in the country I would like to appeal to everyone to volunteer.  There is no end to what is needed to run such a massively ambitious club such as Old Wesley and it requires people of all skills and abilities to do so.  There are no limits to this, and your time dedicated to our club is priceless.  Don’t be afraid to come forward and offer your support, there is a place for everyone and all assistance of any kind is greatly needed and appreciated.

In Old Wesley a generous welcome is extended to all visitors including those from the community who we continue to work with and provide the clubhouse for family occasions, sing songs and even more structured choral groups and fitness classes.

Michael Weafer our club manager, his team, and our hard-working office staff Pauline and Brenda, are at the forefront of that welcome and can never do enough to make everyone’s visit a joyous one.

It is upon us as members to remember this is our club, and the club benefits from our being here.  Come down to support the teams, use the Gym, use the bar, book in for a pre-match lunch, meet new friends and catch up with old ones, and enjoy all the club has to offer.

I very much look forward to seeing you all during the season and beyond down in Old Wesley, “A Club for life.”