Nottingham Moderns launch newsletter
Nottingham Moderns RFC have launched a monthly club newsletter – here Miles Swann shares the purpose of the newsletter, and how it has been received by club members…
NLD – What inspired you to create a newsletter, and what is the purpose?
Miles – I created the newsletter to keep the whole club informed on what’s going on regarding club events and how the senior and colts teams are doing in their respective competitions. There is a club wide email list of past players who don’t use social media and mainly follow the club on our website. I thought the newsletter would be useful to them by providing a bit more than just fixtures and results!
NLD – What challenges have you faced, or do you expect to face?
Miles – So far the newsletter has been plain-sailing. I suspect the challenge will be to consistently keep the newsletter relevant with useful information and incorporate the junior age groups too.
This will require more communication and collaboration with coaches across these age groups.
NLD – What content do you include?
There are 2 pages of content and it is a monthly newsletter. Page 1 informs readers what is on that month, like events or big fixtures. For example, for December we announced that our 3XV are back and scheduling fixtures for the rest of the season, which is brilliant for the club!
Page 2 is a recap of the month before so, in December for our November recap, I wrote about our 2XV getting to the top of the table and going unbeaten for the month, as well as the success of a colts transition session with the seniors that had over 50 lads turn up.
NLD – What feedback have you received from club members, so far?
Miles – I have received positive feedback from the committee. The past players, who see the newsletter on the email chain, have also dropped positive comments about the information that is included that they might not have known about otherwise.
NLD – Do you have any other plans to develop the newsletter in the future?
Miles – Yes – I plan to incorporate more stories about the junior rugby teams.
We thank Miles for sharing his experience, and hope that his insights will be useful to anybody considering introducing a newsletter for their own club.