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Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Posted by Honkytonk on Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:46 pm
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1040 seats is a big stand to have there. As said, no where else really at the moment
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Posted by RfE on Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:15 pm
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PC Plum wrote:
The post above is excellent, and if the powers that be are reading, notes should be taken.
My thoughts:
1) Sign a competent addition to the staff, to support Neil on all matters off field and match day.
2) Better engage voluntary support to improve match day resourcing.
3) Yes, club shop is adequate, but something more permanent would be better.
4) Market the match day locally as an event; make it an event; promote it as rugby; engage the local community like Toronto do.
5) I still love my idea flagged a while ago of a hot tub experience, watch the game and have a drink from the hot tub …. it worked in 20/20
6) There are RFL rules around curtain raisers, especially if the Academy are playing, but in conjunction with Neil, I manged to run two London Junior League games on pitch 2, pre match – it needs coordination but very do-able.
7) Half time entertainment is important. Dance troupe ? Kids games ? Mascot races ? Adults making a prat of themselves, etc
8) Have to say I like the playlists but yes, the sound quality needs to improved.
9) The barriering on the coaches side needs to be sorted. With any sort of crowd that area needs addressing as there is effectively only two ‘safe’ levels. It needs to be tiered. But of course, those monstrosities will still be in the way.
10) Dedicate one stand to away fans; and part of the other stand to families / schools
11) Hopefully a new toilet block will be built to support the new stand.



Re no10, I don't know why the away fans were ever 'given' the DB stand - I would have made it a family stand, at one game there were a couple of school groups there with our drummer - all chanting , making a great noise!

Otherwise i agree with all your points - new soundsystem, new toilet block for new stand, entertainment pre match, half time, post match and some bloody marketing - however I think I'll pass on the hot tub come next Feb! :D

David Hughes needs to invest, or better still bring some new investment in. Let's get it RIGHT this time - and let's not forget if Hughes hadn't had his hissy fit and very nearly pulled the plug after the CC semi final mauling we got at the hands of Wigan we really shouldn't have had to go through these Championship seasons!
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number--
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you--
Ye are many -- they are few.'

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Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Posted by gardener on Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:02 pm
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I dont know if they are allowed to but put the events for the kids and the shop on the pitch right next to the main pitch.Where it was located this season was stupid,around the back of the main stand.I am sure many people who turned up who were new to the game did not even know they were there.

The merchandise although arriving early, i thought was poor.The playing shirts were great designs, but the polo shirts were boring.
How about for the Super weekend where clubs wear one off shirts have a competition where people can design the shirt that the team will wear.

The craft beer idea maybe trailfinders would not like as it would hamper their bar takings but a couple of pop up tents offering different food would be good instead of the usual burger and chips which is good value at trailfinders.
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Posted by Bostwick on Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:14 pm
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I have to say I have enjoyed our time in the Championship.
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Posted by nadera78 on Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:45 pm
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The discussed 1,000 seat temporary stand - assuming it comes off - at the currently open end would be perfect for away fans. Put a bar and toilets next door too. Then, as suggested, use the Bugeja stand for families, school groups and junior clubs. Broncos regulars, plus returning, occasional and new fans can congregate in the pavilion and opposite.

I'm assuming there are some media / medical upgrades required too.
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Posted by Robert Flack on Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:52 pm
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I have to say I have enjoyed our time in the Championship.


There is certainly an argument against premature promotion and the lure of a winning side in the Championship is possibly greater than a side that gets thrashed every week in the Super League. The dream for next year would be a mid table finish.
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Posted by PC Plum on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:28 pm
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northernbloke wrote:
Pretty sure LJL would happily jump at the chance to play junior league games at Trailfinders, as would a fair few of the open age teams, but play it on the main pitch.


Not sure

1) I still dont feel the LRL relationship with LB is where it needs to be
2) Not all community clubs would be on board, assuming Hemel and Skolars have their own priorities
2) Academy on the main pitch always take precedence
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:36 pm
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Ljl finals are played at broncos! Or should I say have been.
Didn’t say all community clubs, silverback, HHH, chargers already have played games at broncos.
And not suggesting precedence over the academy, but it’s an option when the academy are not playing.
If you are going to do it, make it when they can be on the main pitch, that way a few folk would take interest and watch it.
On the second pitch no one really notices
Re: Vallis Way
Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Posted by PC Plum on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm
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northernbloke wrote:
Ljl finals are played at broncos! Or should I say have been.
Didn’t say all community clubs, silverback, HHH, chargers already have played games at broncos.
And not suggesting precedence over the academy, but it’s an option when the academy are not playing.
If you are going to do it, make it when they can be on the main pitch, that way a few folk would take interest and watch it.
On the second pitch no one really notices


Finals Day is dedicated for LJL.

The number of days Academy and First Team didnt coincide - bear in mind the Junior season runs from late March to end July and open age later on both counts. I stand to be corrected there were 1 maybe 2 pre match opportunities on main pitch.
Re: Vallis Way
Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:52 am
Posted by northernbloke on Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:52 am
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Plummy, yes fully aware of LJL finals day, just shows there is a relationship with LB that can be built on.
How many games coincided? Obviously am suggesting games when academy are not at home, invite the junior teams, get em on the pitch the big boys play on, make it part of the experience, let the RL fans see the future of the game.
As for the relationship with juniors for me broncos should be getting players involved with every LJL, does upset me that at LJL finals hardly ever see anyone from broncos there.
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