Competitions Chair

Jane and Paul Weaver (joint role)

Email: orfucompetitions@outlook.com

Contact number: 07710 981481 (Paul) and 07808 950198 (Jane)

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What is your rugby background?

We have been involved in Oxfordshire club rugby for 8 years as our son played as one of the hookers for our home club Banbury and more recently Oxfordshire. He has also started his refereeing career through the OSRFR junior whistlers programme and is (at time of writing) one match away from earning his kit as a level 2 official. Jane has been team admin and junior fixtures secretary for the club and Paul was matchday manager for the Banbury minis festival which had nearly 1800 boys and girls take part.

 

How did you get involved in the county?

We first got involved by taking on the U14 county cup administration which then expanded to include U15s and liaison with the U16 OBB league. When our current county chairman stepped up from chair of competitions we were invited to take on the role and have done so as a team.

 

What are your rugby highlights?

That’s tough as there have been so many. The wonderful team tours to Butlins and the Netherlands, the positive atmosphere within the sport and the feeling of belonging to a special community stand out. Winning the Mitsubishi Motors volunteer award was also an incredible experience. Rugby has taught our son to stand up for himself and be a strong team player. He will never forget scoring the winning try in the final of a Northampton Saints tournament seconds before the whistle went.

Receiving our awards from a “reasonably well known” individual…

 

What do you want to achieve in your time on the board?

Each county cup weekend means that 4-5 hundred children (typically boys) are playing competitive rugby. We want to increase that number and ensure that girls are treated equally. For season 21/22 we will be running equivalent county cup competitions for both girls and boys (as well as supporting initiatives from South West region).

 

How could I get involved?

We are always looking for help. Please contact us at orfucompetitions if you are interested.