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Wythes takes the chair as Stour enter new era
11:44am Thursday 8th August 2013 in Sport
CARL Wythes is the new chairman of Stourbridge Rugby Club taking over the reins from Dick Jeavons Fellows.
Wythes is a former club president and has been a member of the management committee for the past two years being previously on the general committee.
He has been involved in the club for the past 17 years and is a past chairman of the mini and junior sections as well as being chairman of youth.
Despite his deep involvement with the club, Wythes has never played for the Stourton Park side and insisted he would never interfere with team matters.
He said: “I speak directly to director of rugby Neil Mitchell and we keep in touch a great deal. “My job is to make sure the budgets stay on line. “Through treasurer Andy Whitfield, we’ve made giant strides in this direction over the past three years. “We need to generate expenditure at all levels of the club.
“Obviously everyone at the club was very disappointed on how things worked out last season, slipping as we did at the final hurdle as Hull Ionians proved more consistent.
“However, from a wins ratio point of view, it was one of our best seasons and there was certainly no shortage of exciting rugby.
“I also know that Stourbridge supporters are a very broad church and quite a lot of them like it in the league we’re in.
“But I want to see the club back in National League One where we belong.
“I believe the club is bigger than the league we’re in at the moment.”
Stourbridge travel to Swansea this Saturday for a pre-season friendly which is followed by a home game against Wharfedale on August 17.
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