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By Abmatt
#11632
Dear Supporter,

These are worrying and uncertain times for everyone, not just in rugby, with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic threatening lives and livelihoods both at home and across the world.

We do not yet know what the long-term impact of this dreadful disease will be but, in the short-term, it has already meant some difficult decisions being made by the UK Government introducing measures to delay the spread of the virus which have restricted normal everyday life.

Warriors, like all businesses, have had to react to the fast-changing situation by making some difficult decisions which we hope will safeguard the future of the club. Those include closing down the stadium so that our staff can work from home and stay safe. We have also asked all our staff to take a 25 per cent reduction in salary from April 1 to help ease cash-flow issues while the stadium is closed to business.

We are aware that this will also impact on our suppliers - local businesses who we try to support and whose service we value – our sponsors, whose generosity helps to sustain the club, and, of course, you, our supporters.

We share your frustration that you will have no rugby to watch in the near future, nor is there the opportunity for you to socialise pre and post-match. Like you we cannot wait for the day when we open the gates again and the players run out to the Sixways Roar.

We appreciate that many of you will already have purchased match tickets for fixtures that have been postponed or are Season Ticket Holders.

Thank you for your patience so far and we would ask if you could bear with us a little longer until we have more definite information about rearranged dates. If you have any ticketing queries please contact: hello@warriors.co.uk

As a club we are aware of the important role we play in our local community, particularly through the outstanding work of the Warriors Community Foundation.

With Sixways closed at the moment Foundation initiatives such as the Tackling Dementia Sports Cafes and our weekly Hugby sessions cannot take place. But that does not mean that our Foundation Staff are not here to help.

Should anyone of you feel isolated, concerned our simply need someone to talk to then please contact Carol Hart on: 01905 459324.

First team players Niall Annett, Sam Lewis, Ethan Waller and Justin Clegg plus physiotherapist Dan Walton are happy to help out by collecting and delivering shopping or prescriptions – whilst observing the social distancing policy - for those who are unable to leave home during this difficult period.

If you would like to make use of this service please contact: hello@warriors.co.uk

Throughout this period we will be posting regular updates on our website and social media channels.

In the meantime, please heed the latest advice from the UK Government and Public Health England and stay safe.


Colin Goldring

Jason Whittingham
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By OverTheBorder
#11636
Great work by the five lads, Annett, Lewis, Waller, Clegg and Dan Walton.

If any of you read our garbage - I’m sure I won’t be alone in saying well done and thank you.
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By TeflonTed
#11637
OverTheBorder wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Great work by the five lads, Annett, Lewis, Waller, Clegg and Dan Walton.

If any of you read our garbage - I’m sure I won’t be alone in saying well done and thank you.

What he said.

Particularly the garbage.
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By west brom warrior
#11638
Yes great to see the players and staff out helping in the community, I have noticed a lot of professional teams have been doing things since the start of this virus. Its not only great humanity from the people involved but also an important reminder of the good sports clubs can do in the community.

On the tickets I suspect one of the reason clubs and PLR are keen to finish the season if the huge refunds that will be paid out to supporters . I suspect the league and clubs are looking closely at there insurance policies to see what payout they will be due.
By A38
#11640
Mrs A38 tells me that her soccer club are ringing their STHs who they know fall into the vulnerable categories asking if any help /assistance is needed.

Credit to that club - and also to their data base.
By SimonG
#11664
west brom warrior wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Yes great to see the players and staff out helping in the community, I have noticed a lot of professional teams have been doing things since the start of this virus. Its not only great humanity from the people involved but also an important reminder of the good sports clubs can do in the community.

On the tickets I suspect one of the reason clubs and PLR are keen to finish the season if the huge refunds that will be paid out to supporters . I suspect the league and clubs are looking closely at there insurance policies to see what payout they will be due.
It should also be said there are many amateur and semi-pro clubs doing the same. Very heartwarming!
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