Former players return + 2012/13 ticket news


Jersey Rugby Club held the Annual General Meeting yesterday (May 24th) following which a number of announcements regarding next season can be made.

Membership rates for 2012/13 were agreed at the meeting and these can be confirmed, along with the prices of season tickets and admission to individual games.

No tickets are on sale yet - a further announcement will follow in early June, after the holiday weekend, regarding the dates for ticket sales.

Membership rates (5% GST will be added to these figures):
* £100 - individual non-player
* £150 - joint non-player
* £50 - individual OAP
* £80 - joint OAP
* £90 - player

Season Tickets# covering 15 games (5% GST will be added to these figures):
* £80 -members purchasing by July 31st
* £100 -members purchasing during August
* £190 -non-members purchasing by July 31st
* £205 -non-members purchasing during August
* £25 -junior## season tickets for 13 to 16-year-olds inclusive

Individual match tickets (inc of GST):
* £15 - non-members
* £10 -members
* £3 -juniors## aged 13-16 inclusive

# Season Ticket covers 15 games - 11 Championship, 3 British & Irish Cup, plus Siam Cup
## Juniors aged 12 or under will have free admission - proof-of-age should be available to be produced on demand.

The club has also confirmed a flat rate of £15 for all adult spectators at the pre-season friendly with Leicester Tigers on Saturday August 11. Juniors aged under 17 will be admitted free to this game, with proof-of-age required.

'The success of the club in reaching the Championship has knock-on implications in terms of the investment required, both on the playing side and in terms of our facilities,' stated Chairman Bill Dempsey. 'Consequently we have raised admission prices, as well as simplifying the many categories of membership formerly available.

'We believe that this is good value for members who choose to purchase 'early-bird' season tickets and compares favourably with other clubs at Championship level, as does the £15 ticket price for a non-member who opts to turn up on match-day.'

As well as the chance of discounted admission rates, membership offers other benefits such as voting rights at meetings, special members' events and the chance to apply for international tickets.

Dempsey added: 'The Leicester Tigers' game is a prestige fixture for JRFC which has required significant investment on the club's part, consequently we will be charging £15 to all adults for this hugely-anticipated match.'

Director of Rugby Ben Harvey also addressed the AGM regarding planning for 2012/13. He said an announcement about new signings would be made after the start of pre-season training in June, however he did confirm the return of two former players to the 1st XV squad.

Ex-captain Talite 'Vee' Vaoileti is returning to Jersey with his wife and family after two seasons playing in Yorkshire for Wharfedale and Rotherham. Meanwhile, prop forward Ross 'Cubie' Kenwright will also take his place in the squad after a season's sabbatical.

'I'm delighted to have players of Vee and Cubie's calibre re-joining the squad, they will be a real asset to the club and provide the strength-in-depth required as we step up to the higher level,' stated Ben Harvey.


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