Director of Rugby's Blog
05 May 2018
So now we know we have been awarded a Super 6 Franchise .As I said last time we can't tell the future but we can deal with it and begin to discuss and plan accordingly. The critics are saying it won't work and the Rugby World will come to an end. I don’t think it will , change is only the end of the world for those who fail to recognise its already happened or refuse to deal with the new challenges that then come from it.
Yes it will be a challenge but let's just take a minute to think of who we are already.
We are a club that has for 20 years recognised we are a tool for players who are personally ambitious--that won't change
We are a club that welcomes all new players --that won't change
We are a club that wants to play at the highest level possible--that won't change
We are a club who wants to bring through young players and retain them--that shouldn’t change if we do things well
We are a club who installs a sense of being to those who pull on the jersey--that must not change
We are a club who wants all its players to work together and benefit from the top down--that must not change
We are a club who believes in itself and makes its own decisions--that also can't be allowed to change
We are a club with loyal supporters who get behind the club --we don’t want that to change but that’s your contribution to give not ours to take
Let's not use the old excuse " it's just not the same" for failure. Let's Make it happen, make it better, make it exciting for young players as they try to replicate Storm success in National Leagues. Make it special for quality Melrose Super 6 players
We have just had a decade of success so at some point our brains would be tested by CHANGE . Let's not eat up our energy by saying we should be doing this that or the other. Let's put all our energy into showing how well Melrose Rugby can continue to contribute to Scottish Rugby by driving forward and by doing our utmost to ensure the environment is one we can thrive in and enjoy.
Hopefully once the dust has settled we can have another Club Meeting to keep you all up to date before we all settle down for a well earned break (I wish). If anyone wants a chat regarding concerns or wants to contribute or has ideas that can benefit our club please feel free to contact me Mikedalgetty@tiscali.co.uk
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home play off in the bag - 06 Feb 2018