#Project50 boosts Old Bedians recruitment

#Project50 boosts Old Bedians recruitment

By James Hennigan
8 September
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New players have bolstered the Didsbury clubs three teams

Club Captain Ben Rogerson with new signing Duncan Mullins

Old Bedians began the season this weekend with a strong 62-29 win for the second fifteen against Glossop third team.
It has been a busy summer of recruitment for the club with its #Project50 initiative.

What is #Project50?

Club stalwart Steve Cook is the brainchild behind the idea.
The idea of the scheme is to encourage all players to recruit across their networks with a target of 50 new players across the club.
Steve Cook explained,
“At the end of last season, I sat down with club captain Ben Rogerson and the director of rugby Mike Gallagher and we worked out that for the club’s three teams to continue to prosper we need to have 50 players available week in week out. Most of our players have been encouraged down by a current member, whether that’s an old uni mate, a colleague or a friend who have had their arm twisted (literally).”

Each player was sent 50 flyers at the start of the summer to use as they see fit to help recruit new players to the club. Players have used the flyers to speak to lads in the gym, pub and even to cheer up England cricket fans leaving Old Trafford!
For each new player recruited, the recruiter gets either a month free subs or money to spend in the club shop.

Why join Old Bedians?
Old Bedians is still recruiting for the upcoming season and players of all experience are welcome, Bedians offer the chance to:

  • Get fit and have fun
  • Competitive games
  • Level for all abilities
  • Make friends for life
  • RFU qualified coaches
  • Superb facilities

And, if all that wasn’t enough thanks to our partners at Nuffield Health Didsbury and Brotherhood, we can offer benefits for serious and social players alike:

  • 20% discount on members at Nuffield Health Didsbury (available to all household members)
  • Access to tailored fitness classes for strength and conditioning and use of all facilities (including pool, steam room and sauna)
  • Free beer after first game
  • Regular drinks offers throughout the season

Get in touch today to join Didsbury’s finest rugby club by emailing oldbedians@gmail.com or speak to Steve Cook on 07958 618 701.

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