Message from your Chair 12th February 2021

Hello everyone,

I thought it was about time I brought you all up to speed with what your committee has been up to over the past year.

As there is very little news or events we can enter in this news section I thought a communication from your chair might be in order.

Now that you all should have or about to have your vaccination against this dreaded Covid-19 bug, I hope you are all starting to feel that there may be light at the end of this long, long pandemic road. I am sure like me you are all looking forward to the time we can hug our family and friends and get back to some sort of normality. Although it may be some time yet before we can all meet up and continue with our usual Senior Tigers Thursday afternoon meetings and social activities, we do miss them.

Over the past year, your committee has been having Zoom meetings on a regular basis in order to think of ways we can keep in touch with you all. Your Wellbeing Coordinator, Paul Bryan, has been a star over this past year as he has kept in touch every month with each and every one of you, making sure you are all ok. We can’t praise Paul too highly for what he has had done throughout this difficult period.

Under the leadership of Allen Bagshawe, the introduction of a monthly newsletter is a welcomed addition and appears to have been well received by everyone. Also, the feedback we have received from the raffle that was held at Christmas was fantastic so our thanks go to Ernie, Barbara and Peter Wilson for making this possible, not forgetting Paul for delivering the hampers to the winners.

Rob Wilson came up with a simple way of voting for your player of the month, which goes towards choosing your player of the season. This voting system has proved very popular with well over 120 votes being cast each month. You can still of course ring or email Pat Betts to register your vote if you prefer.

We have decided that our website needs a refresh so over the next few weeks we are carrying out an in-depth assessment of the site so be prepared for a new look to some of the sections before too long.

Rob Wilson and Memorabilia Coordinator, Tony Conway, and his team have been given the task of redeveloping the Memorabilia Gallery. This long-awaited section is getting close to being released and should be ready for your eyes soon. I have seen little snippets of it, in my opinion, I tell you now it will be well worth the wait.

For those who may not be aware, the Tigers Trust hold an open forum every Monday morning at 10-00 am via a Zoom session when various topics are discussed. It could be on your favourite player, the Tigers last match or on items of memorabilia. Also every Thursday morning at 10-00 am, again via Zoom, the Tigers Trust hold a wideranging quiz. You would be made most welcome to join the guys and gals on either day. For further information contact Ellie Tanser from the Tigers Trust via her email A great time and plenty of laughs is the order of the day for those taking part.

Well, I hope I haven’t bored you too much with my ramblings. Let’s hope we are able to return to our usual Senior Tigers meetings before the end of the year. In the meantime, take care, stay safe.

From your chair David Jackson