The St George Illawarra Dragons would like to provide our loyal Red V Members with an update on relevant topical issues and our latest Members Advisory Forum.
The Dragons advise that the Club’s Governance review is ongoing as they considers aspects such as Community and Private Investment Models, Governance Structures/Independent Directors and the strategic future of our Club.
At this point in time, there are no specifics to report, however Red V Members and Partners will be updated and informed at the appropriate time.
Election to a Governance position at the Dragons is available each year via the Dragons Clubs' Shareholders, namely, the St George District Rugby League Football Club/St George Leagues Club and the Steelers Club, and re-nominating Directors at both Clubs were elected unopposed in March 2016.
The Club has recently rejected approaches from the NRL to relocate additional home games in relation to the ongoing venues debate that centres around a proposed $1.6 billion investment by the NSW Government, into the upgrade and development of Sydney stadia.
Dragons CEO Peter Doust has been appointed to the NRL’s Pathways Management Working Group along with three other CEO's: Jim Doyle (New Zealand Warriors), Don Furner (Canberra Raiders) and Paul White (Brisbane Broncos).
The CEO's will work with NRL and State Leagues representatives to ensure all levels of the Game are considered/consulted and that NRL clubs are involved with respect to any proposed structural considerations and recommendations.
The Club continues to invest in Football with over $300,000 specifically invested into training equipment and upgrades over the past two seasons.
Additional equipment totalling more than $7000 was recently purchased to assist and aid player recovery on a weekly basis, particularly in consideration of the short turn around times delivered by the NRL schedule.
Members Advisory Forum
This month the Club also held its fourth Members Advisory Forum meeting with 16 Red V Members representing all categories of Membership.
At the meeting Dragons CEO Peter Doust provided an update as above with respect to the Club’s ongoing Governance review, the Club’s position with respect to the NSW Government and NRL’s Stadia Strategy - holding firm with the Club’s current venue model of 4+4+4.
He also provided an update on the NRL Pathways Development and the Dragons structure managed by Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward.
The Red V Membership team provided a 2016 Membership update which highlighted the categories of growth and areas of focus.
The 2016 Member Survey was discussed and the Membership fulfilment process outlined.
Advisory Forum Members also provided feedback on the 2016 and 2017 benefit items.
Red V Members were given an insight into the Club’s Merchandise program from an historic and future perspective and an overview of the Club and NRL’s Marketing Strategy for 2016.
Dragons Game Day experiences were also discussed, with Members providing valuable first-hand feedback to aid and improve the experience for all in attendance.
The Dragons would like to thank our Members Advisory Forum participants for another productive meeting and encourage all members and fans to provide feedback about what you like and what you’d like for us to improve.
You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org anytime or by completing a form and placing it in the Suggestion Box located at the Red V Tent at home games or member events.