Committee Members

Roles and Responsibilities

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President - Steve Dabbs



 - Current Under 8's Coach

 - Former Senior Chairman

 - Former Junior Chairman

 - player since 2003

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Chairman - Roger Simmons



 - Business & Financial Management

 - Former 1xv Captain

 - player since 1992

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Secretary - Stewart Brierley



- Club/ professional administration

- Funding applications

- Current Ladies Coach

- Former Saxons Coach

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Treasurer - Jane Sands


- Financial accounts

- Budget management


Safeguarding Officer - Alex Potts



 - Safeguarding young people

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Director of Rugby - Scott Monk



- Business Management

- Former 1XV flanker

- player since 1999

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Fixtures Secretary - Jim Bedford


 - Former 1xv Captain

 - player since 1990

 - Worlds Strongest Prop 1998

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Sussex Representative - Pete Stotesbury



 - Business Management

 - Former 1xv player

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Sponsorship - Chris McGowan



 - Business Management

 - International Tickets

 - Club Sponsorship

 - Former 1xv player, joining the committee in 2019

President's Role and Responsibilities

- to oversee the success of the Club, providing support to the Chair and other Committee Member in the undertaking of their roles

- to lead the development and retention of the Vice Presidents activity, ensuring the Club is welcoming to all and maintains good communication links to former players and the wider community

Chairman's Role and Responsibilities

  • Chairs meetings of main Management Committee

  • Sets agenda and controls discussions in club meetings

  • Makes decisions in consultation with other officers

  • Plays an executive role as the principal officer.

  • Must plan ahead and be prepared to delegate

  • Acts as a conciliator between 2 parties to resolve a disagreement.

  • Can act as point of reference for external agencies

Secretary's Role and Responsibilities

  • Principal administration officer- the main link between members executive committees and outside agencies

  • Must have good all-round communication skills

  • Must be computer literate with access to email.

  • First point of contact for an outsider

  • At the forefront of the work of the organisation

  • Writes agendas and minutes in club meetings

Treasurer's Role and Responsibilities

  • Must be able to prepare and set budgets and control costs

  • Collects subscriptions

  • Agrees/sets budgets

  • Administers club accounts

  • Appoints auditors if necessary

  • Pays registration fees

  • Prepares income & expenditure accounts and cash flow forecasts

Safeguarding Officer's Responsibilities

  • To ensure that children and young players are provided with the highest possible standard of care by their coaches and volunteers

  • To implement a child/young player protection policy

  • To raise awareness and understanding that abuse does happen in sport and to establish communication and reporting procedures

Director of Rugby's Role and Responsibilities

Fixture's Secretary's Role and Responsibilities

  • Point of reference between league and teams

  • Books pitch(es)

  • Contacts all team members regarding fixture list and individual matches

Sussex Rep's Role and Responsibilities

  • Sits on CB committees if necessary

  • Receives minutes and other communications from CB meetings

  • Coordinates activity within the club as and when necessary

Sponsorship - Role and Responsibilities

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