Wed 06 May 2020 10:50



Not long into this now truncated season we suddenly found ourselves without a Club Secretary and we were indeed fortunate that Mark Britton stepped into the breach.

Mark is a former Club Chair and both as a player, coach and parent has done great work for Paviors over many years. His son George came through the Mini’s and represented the Club at First Team level. More recently he managed the transition from our old website to the current one and has done great work familiarising people with GMS. But Mark only agreed to step into the secretarial shoes as an interim measure until a full-time replacement was found.

 A huge thank you to Mark and with him we are currently looking at other areas where his attributes and enthusiasm can be best used to our benefit

 Over the last few weeks, since lockdown, I have been talking to Chris Eggleshaw about the position.

 He has eagerly agreed to join the Board in the role of Company Secretary incorporating Rugby Club Secretary as well.

 Chris, not to mention the whole Eggleshaw family has always been a great supporter of the Club. Playing in the days when the game was probably a little more confrontational, but more amicable in the bar, survival meant he had to be a tough second row forward playing First XV Rugby. He went on to coach the first girl’s rugby we had at the Club. His daughter Fran started playing then and she is now back coaching today’s girls after a highly successful playing career. Nathan is our head coach ably assisted on and off the pitch by brother Phil who played at professional level. We now have the third generation of ‘Eggs’ with Noah playing in next seasons Under 12s and just before lockdown Olivia made her debut for the Girls. Not to be left out, Joy is a driving force in the newly established Social Group and is involved in the Summer Ball organisation.

 A proper rugby family but not only that, the Eggleshaw’s absolutely epitomise the very ethos Paviors thrives on. That Family Value that abounds and makes it;


‘The Club of Our Lives’.


Without doubt Chris’s heart and soul is in the Club and I know he will take the job to new heights and have an influential role at Board level. He has already started work and the benefits will soon be felt.

 Welcome aboard Chris.

 The picture shows a very young Nathan on his Dad’s shoulders celebrating a great Notts Cup Final win in the mid eighties.


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