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New RFU Council Member for North Midlands

12 July 2012

  • New Council Member for North Midlands
  • Former county president replaces Peter Grace

Steve Guy has joined the RFU Council having been elected as one of the two representatives for North Midlands

Guy succeeds Peter Grace, who retire at last weekend’s RFU AGM after 16 years representing North Midlands. Guy will represent North Midlands at Twickenham along with Stuart Potts who was re-elected earlier this year.

“It is with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I take on my new role as North Midlands RFU Council Member,” Guy said.

“It will be a steep learning curve with many challenges, new colleagues to meet, ideas and concepts to grasp.

“There will be changes within the RFU and the game over the next couple of years, the two that come immediately to mind are the Competitions Review and the recommendations of Slaughter and May review into RFU governance.

“It is fundamental to remember that where changes do take place they are for the benefit and well-being of all clubs.

“I look forward to taking an active role in the RFU. I will be totally focused on promoting and protecting the interests of the county and the clubs of North Midlands RFU.”

Guy has a long involvement in rugby starting as a player with Pershore in 1972. Injury forced him into early retirement but he then took up refereeing with the North Midlands Society of Rugby Football Referees.

He later qualified as a referee coach and mentor and was NMSRFR chairman from 1998 to 2001 and president in 2007.

Having been president of Worcestershire & Herefordshire RFU, Guy was elected to a similar position with North Midlands between 2009 and 2011.

Guy was also chairman of the North Midlands Community Rugby Committee for five years and match secretary of the county’s senior side for nine years.