Changes to committee as Rockcliff get ready for their 125th season

WHITLEY Bay Rockcliff RFC held their annual general meeting last week.

A successful year on and off the pitch was reported and the club is now looking forward to 2012-13, which will be Rockcliff’s 125th campaign.

Changes to the committee were agreed, with Andy Sugden replacing Pete Merchant as chairman of member services, Eric Brooks taking over from Mike Hopper as county representative, Simon Penault replacing Phil Blythe as chairman of mini rugby and Simon Forster and Vicky Milne replacing Alex Leach as chairman of junior rugby.

The clubman of the year award was presented to Alex Leach for his hard work in developing junior rugby at the club, and a new award, the Noel Jackson trophy for team of the year, went to the first XV.