Morgana Simpson, Honorary Life Member
At the Stroud Combination meeting on 3rd September 2018 Keith Gee, GRFU President, presented Morgana with a certificate commemorating her award of Honorary Life Membership. Morgana leaves to take up her new post with Sport England on 7 /9/2018, having joined us as a RDO in December 2012 supporting Area1.
Whilst she did not have a background in rugby she did have vast experience of working in tennis with the LTA and as an avid netball player so it was only the shape of the ball that was different!
She quickly got up to speed with many of the common problems and issues faced by those valued volunteers who run rugby clubs in our ever changing world. She has also helped shape the role of RDO into what it has now become and has provided excellent off field advice to her clubs.
She has built up a strong network throughout her clubs, mainly in the North of the County, working particularly closely with Dursley RFC and Tewkesbury RFC and gaining the respect of those she has worked with by showing tenacity and attention to detail.
For her part she says that she has enjoyed working in the 'rugby family'; in particular with people who are passionate about their sport, yet whilst they are fiercly competitive when playing, they are totally supportive of each other afterwards in the interests of the game as a whole.
We will miss her but we hope to stay in touch via sports links in her new role.
So GRFU wishes her well in her future career and we say " Au Revior" not goodbye.