posted on May 05, 2010 17:18
Secretary's Report 2009-10
the end of this season we have 23 active members, up by one from last
year. On this measure the club is the same size as last season.
Recruitment and Publicity
in the Swindon area, who wants to play, can find us via the
Internet. There is probably no other reliable way of finding us. I get a
steady trickle of emails, via the web site, plus a few phone calls,
from people expressing interest in playing. Best as I can tell fewer
than half of those ever turn up at the Lime Kiln.
site gets about 800 visitors per month (up from 700 last year). They
see about 17,000 pages/month (up on last year’s 15,000). The forums are
the most read pages by over 4:1. I expect most of that will be from
the members and our huge fan base.
registered six players for the Aces Team in the Premier Division - the
minimum we can get away with. We registered 18 (22 last year) players
for the Bees in Division 1. We were able to run the 'B' team without
sharing players with the 'A' team. However we did have some surprising
instances when we struggled to get a team we did not have to concede any
Lime Kiln Centre Facilities
season we trained the Link Kiln Centre staff to assemble the Volleyball
equipment. Now they set up the court ready for our training sessions
and they dismantle it afterwards.
centre’s staff has been good to us this year. There have been a couple
of instances where our matches have overrun the official 10.00pm end of
our session. On both occasions they happily stayed behind until we had
Richard Howells - Secretary April 2010