Board Looks At Way Ahead For Warriors

Glasgow Warriors board Chairman Charles Shaw has confirmed the names of the initial individuals recently appointed to the newly formed board: Scottish Rugby Council Members Archie Ferguson (as a representative of the Scottish Rugby Board) and Bill Nolan (who represents West Regional Leagues (South) clubs on the Council) and Glasgow City Councillor John Lynch (Convenor of the Councila?'s Culture and Leisure Services committee)._In addition, it was confirmed that three of Scottish Rugbya?'s executive managers will attend the board meetings, namely Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Sean Lineen, Business Manager Diane Murphy and Scottish Rugbya?'s Head of Community Rugby Colin Thomson.In addition to these members, Shaw confirmed that he is looking to appoint a further two non-exec members of which one would be a supportersa?" representative.Charles Shaw said: a??We believe that it is important that those people who support the team and watch the Warriors play week in, week out, have an input into the club as there is no doubt that all those involved wish to see the club grow from strength to strength.a??Amongst its varied plans, the board will specifically be looking at the areas of attendance figures and local involvement._Shaw added: a??Engaging with the local community through clubs and schools and raising awareness of Glasgow Warriors will not only benefit all those directly involved but will go hand in hand with increasing the crowds at Warriors matches._a??The cluba?'s community programme is already underway with the players visiting schools each week so we are looking to expand that as one of the boarda?'s main focal points is to generate increased interest in the club within the local community and thus increase attendances.a??I believe these new board appointments, and the further two positions still to be filled, will be invaluable to increased interest in Glasgow Warriors and to the continued growth of rugby at all levels in not only the City of Glasgow but throughout the rugby regions of the West of Scotland and beyond.a??Glasgow Warriors board Chairman Charles Shaw has confirmed the names of the initial individuals recently appointed to the newly formed board: Scottish Rugby Council Members Archie Ferguson (as a representative of the Scottish Rugby Board) and Bill Nolan (who represents West Regional Leagues (South) clubs on the Council) and Glasgow City Councillor John Lynch (Convenor of the Councila?'s Culture and Leisure Services committee)._In addition, it was confirmed that three of Scottish Rugbya?'s executive managers will attend the board meetings, namely Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Sean Lineen, Business Manager Diane Murphy and Scottish Rugbya?'s Head of Community Rugby Colin Thomson.In addition to these members, Shaw confirmed that he is looking to appoint a further two non-exec members of which one would be a supportersa?" representative.Charles Shaw said: a??We believe that it is important that those people who support the team and watch the Warriors play week in, week out, have an input into the club as there is no doubt that all those involved wish to see the club grow from strength to strength.a??Amongst its varied plans, the board will specifically be looking at the areas of attendance figures and local involvement._Shaw added: a??Engaging with the local community through clubs and schools and raising awareness of Glasgow Warriors will not only benefit all those directly involved but will go hand in hand with increasing the crowds at Warriors matches._a??The cluba?'s community programme is already underway with the players visiting schools each week so we are looking to expand that as one of the boarda?'s main focal points is to generate increased interest in the club within the local community and thus increase attendances.a??I believe these new board appointments, and the further two positions still to be filled, will be invaluable to increased interest in Glasgow Warriors and to the continued growth of rugby at all levels in not only the City of Glasgow but throughout the rugby regions of the West of Scotland and beyond.a??