Something a bit different…
There are some interesting thoughts from John Inverdale in today’s The Rugby Paper’ on falling attendances at Championship and National 1 games this season.
He talks about the lack of entertainment currently being offered on the pitch at this level and suggests that referees have a responsibility to ensure that spectators get better value for money from the games themselves, rather than just the overall ‘match day’ experience.
Inverdale is a long-time supporter of Esher and is on the Board there (I think) – he’s watched them at Cov a couple of times and knows his National 1 rugby better than most.
I’m not sure if this will work, but I have taken a clipping from the paper and reproduced it here ( a facility provided by the paper itself before anyone asks!)… I won’t know how clear it will be until the article goes live, so apologies if it is difficult to read.
In the same edition there is a feature on Rob Hardwick which is well worth a read…I can do the same for that if anyone is interested.