As part of their 50th Anniversary Season celebrations, Burntwood Rugby Club hosted the Staffordshire Rugby Union President’s Day on Sunday, 30th April.
Prior to the first of the afternoon’s cup finals, SRU President John McDermott kindly agreed to unveil an honours board to recognise the gentlemen who have occupied the chairman’s role during the last half century.
Of the ten who are listed on the new board, seven were either present in person or were represented by family members including Chris Cooper, son of Founder Member Harry Cooper and the club’s first chairman back in 1972.
The board was made by club handyman Ian Grey and the inscriptions were funded by one of the former chairmen Dave Cowley. The new board now sits proudly alongside the Life Members’, Presidents’ and 1st XV Captains’ boards in the CCE Sportsway clubhouse.
The club has done all the former chairmen proud by winning two league titles and a county cup this season and is keen to welcome newcomers whether they are players, supporters, volunteers or sponsors as Burntwood embark on their next 50 years.