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Rugby Club denies rumours of crisis

 
Created on 17/09/2010 @ 16:07
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Welshpool Rugby Club  has denied rumours of a crisis and will not be holding any discussions over disbanding sides.

The denial follows this week's exclusive story on www.mywelshpool.co.uk that the club had been forced to call off last weekend's games due to a shortage of players and would be reassessing their playing structure.

And the club will also not consider bringing in 'foreign' imports to bolster the ranks.

A statement said: "Welshpool Rugby Club would like to clarify that there has been, and will not be, any discussion regarding the disbanding of senior sides at the club.
 
"Any comments made by individuals within the club are their own opinions, and do not represent the official view of the club.
 
"Whilst the results of the senior side are an obvious concern for the club, it is our belief that the success or failure of a club cannot be based upon the results of one individual side, and that the future of the club is looking bright.
 
"One only has to look at the performance of the club’s youth side, and the attendance at junior training sessions, to see that this is not a club in any danger of ‘folding’.
 
"At present, the club runs nine sides, from Under 8s to senior level, as well as a womens side, and we feel that the club is on solid foundations for the future. Plans are in progress that will expand the club’s playing facilities, allowing us to continue this growth over the coming years, and we have a dedicated coaching staff that will help mould the players who will one day represent their town at Senior level.
 
"It has been suggested in some quarters that the club should bring in overseas players to help improve results, but this is not something that the club feels would be in our best interests.
 
"We feel that this would not significantly impact upon the long-term future of the club, but merely provide a short-term boost to one part of the club. Our side is made up of players who live in the Welshpool area, and it would not be fair to bring in players from outside to take the places currently held by locals, many of whom have played for the club since they were children."
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